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Departmental Public Participation

Volume 468: debated on Thursday 29 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what opinion polls the Department has conducted of (a) the public and (b) staff since 27 June 2007; and what the (i) name of the firm employed to conduct the poll, (ii) purpose and (iii) cost to the public purse was in each case. (164945)

My Department has not conducted any opinion polls with staff since 27 June 2007. My Department has conducted the following omnibus research surveys which are outlined in the following table.

Project

Contractor

Purpose

Cost (£)

NatCen Omnibus Survey (Module 1)

National Centre for Social Research

To examine attitudes to mental health and employment

77,700

NatCen Omnibus Survey (Module 2)

National Centre for Social Research

To examine attitudes to seeking psychological therapies for mental health conditions

26,375

NatCen Omnibus Survey

National Centre for Social Research

To examine attitudes to child poverty

20,000

ONS Omnibus Survey (Disability Module)

Office for National Statistics

Seeks opinion/views on a range of disability issues

27,192

Attitudes to state pensions

British Market Research Bureau

To explore attitudes to state pensions

5,590