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Departmental Public Participation

Volume 475: debated on Monday 12 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 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. (200005)

This information is not held centrally, and so the following information is what could be gathered without disproportionate cost. It lists the surveys, questionnaires and other services conducted by third parties which received funding from Defra and which sought opinion, and which were provided in completed and agreed form during the financial year 2007-08.

Company which conducted it

Title of report


Natural Environment Message Testing Research

British Market Research Bureau

ACT ON CO2 climate change campaign, post tracking

British Market Research Bureau

Chewing Gum Action Group Campaign evaluation

British Market Research Bureau

Public awareness of personal food imports

British Market Research Bureau

Public Attitudes Towards Farmers

TNS Omnibus

Omnibus research into Awareness of Endangered Species Trade

British Market Research Bureau

Survey of public attitudes and behaviour in relation to the environment

Brook Lyndhurst

Public Understanding of Sustainable Energy Use in the Home

Centre for Sustainable Energy

Distributional Impacts of Personal Carbon Trading

CML Market Research

Food Campaign—Message Research

Cognition Market Intelligence

VMD Customer Feedback Survey

Continental Research

Business Attitudes to Resource Efficiency

Creative Research

Rabies Restrictions Review Consumer Workshops


Natural Environment Communications Desk Research

Entec UK Ltd.

Understanding the barriers to flood resilience


Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and restrictions of Chemicals (REACH) Awareness Raising Campaign tracking research


Climate Change Tracking Wave 6. Omnibus survey covering public knowledge and attitudes to climate change


Climate Change Tracking Wave 5. Omnibus survey covering public knowledge and attitudes to climate change

IFF Research

Illegal Foods Campaign Tracking 2006-07

Ipsos MORI

Public Understanding of Sustainable Finance and Investment

Ipsos MORI

Public Sector Food Procurement Initiative (PSFPI) Research

Ipsos MORI

Attitudes to use of organic waste on agricultural land

Jigsaw Research

Defra: Engaging The Business Community in Environmental Issues

Kate Willis

Fallen Stock Sheep Farmers Research

Marketing Synergie International

Illegal Food Imports Creative Development.

MVA consultancy, commissioned by Consumer Council for Water on behalf of the Water Saving Group

Campaigns to make a difference: Research into identifying water saving messages


Waste Infrastructure Research.

Opinion Leader and Enviros Consulting

Personal Carbon Trading: Public Acceptability

Opinion Leader Research

Public Understanding of Sustainable Consumption of Food

Opinion Leader Research

Citizen summit on climate change

Research Works

Personal food imports Filler testing

Scott Wilson

Public Understanding of Sustainable Transport

Social Research and Consultancy

Consumer attitudes to water efficiency of bathroom fittings: analysis of quantitative research

University of Exeter

Contemporary livestock farming and watercourse pollution: a citizen's jury approach

University of Gloucestershire, CCRI and MLURI

Understanding and influencing positive behaviour change in farmers and rural land managers

University of Reading

Survey into farmers attitudes toward a TB cattle vaccine

University of Surrey

Public Understanding of Sustainable Leisure and Tourism