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Opinion Leader Research

Volume 468: debated on Thursday 29 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many contracts were awarded by her Department to Opinion Leader Research in each year since 1997; and what was (a) the title and purpose, (b) the cost to the public purse and (c) the dates of (i) tender, (ii) award (iii) operation and (iv) completion and report to the Department in each case. (165273)

Since 2003 the Department has let two contracts to Opinion Leader Research. The details of the contracts are as follows:

(a) Title and purpose of the project

(b) The cost to the public purse

(c)(i) Date project was put to tender

(c) (ii) Date awarded to Opinion Leader Research

(c)(iii) Date project carried out

(c)(iv) Date completed and findings put to the Department

Factors influencing decision to apply for naturalisation in the UK

11,750

n/k

14 March 2003

17 March 2003 to 11 April 2003

25 April 2003

An exploration of factors that contribute to successful dispersal of asylum seekers

12,000

n/k

9 April 2004

16 April 2004 to 20 May 2004

20 May 2004

To carry out a full search of all individual contracts prior to 2003 across Home Office headquarters and the executive agencies would incur disproportionate cost.