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Departmental Public Participation

Volume 476: debated on Thursday 22 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland pursuant to the answer of 7 May 2008, Official Report, column 930W, on departmental public participation, how much each (a) survey, (b) questionnaire and (c) other service cost; and how many participants there were in each. (205449)

The information requested is shown in the following table.

Survey by

Cost (inclusive of VAT)

Number of participants

Millward Brown Ulster

£21,385.00

1,422

NI Statistics and Research Agency

Survey 1: £338,398.83

14,000

Survey 2: £42,424.84 (total of three modules)

21,238

Module 1: £15,510.00

Module2: £15,752.34

Module 3: £11,162.50

SMR (Social and Market Research)

No breakdown available to show the cost of the survey and focus groups. The total cost which included an evaluation exercise was £29,345.63. This cost was split between three partners, making the NIO contribution £9,781.88

Survey: 769

Nine Focus Groups: 57

1 The figure of 4,000 participants refers to the target number of participants as the final number of achieved interviews is not yet known.

2 As the three modules were part of the one survey, each had the same number of participants.