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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



NI Statistics and Research Agency

Survey 1: £338,398.83


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


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.