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Departmental Opinion Polls

Volume 476: debated on Monday 19 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what polling companies held contracts with his Department centrally in 2007-08; and what (a) surveys, (b) questionnaires and (c) other services each provided. (205410)

My Department has contracted Ipsos MORI to produce stakeholder surveys, the results of which are used to understand departmental reputation and to measure departmental performance and capability. The 2007-08 framework comprises a mix of five quantitative and qualitative surveys of different customer groups.

It is possible that other companies may have been contracted to provide ad hoc polling services. However this information is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.