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Departmental Public Opinion

Volume 475: debated on Tuesday 29 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what (a) surveys, (b) questionnaires and (c) other services were provided by polling companies for his Department in financial year 2007-08, broken down by company. (200009)

The various services provided by polling companies in financial year 2007-08 were as follows:


Piece of work


Solutions Strategy Research

Qualitative research into ethical shopping

April to June 2007

Taylor Nelson Sofres RSGB

Questions on omnibus survey to provide interim measure on concern about global poverty among UK adults

June 2007

Taylor Nelson Sofres

Annual attitudinal tracking survey into public perceptions of global poverty

July 2007


Quantitative research to measure UK adults’ interest in shopping ethically.

November 2007

Creative Research

Qualitative stage of audience segmentation research

January to February 2008

Taylor Nelson Sofres RSGB

Quantitative research (questions on omnibus survey) to measure UK adults interest in shopping ethically for Valentines Day

February 2008

Ipsos MORI

Quantitative stage of audience segmentation research

March to May 2008


Annual survey of young people's attitudes towards global poverty and development issues

March to June 2008