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Departmental Public Participation

Volume 476: debated on Monday 2 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what (a) surveys, (b) questionnaires and (c) other services were provided by polling companies for her Department in financial year 2007-08, broken down by company.[Official Report, 9 July 2008, Vol. 478, c. 9MC.] (200017)

I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave to the hon. Member for Fareham (Mr. Hoban) on 29 November 2007, Official Report, column 681W.

Between then and the end of the financial year, the Department has undertaken the following work from polling companies.

Andrew Irving Associates Ltd.

Quantitative survey on the Code for Sustainable Homes

Pre and post tracking research on the effectiveness of the ‘Pull your Finger out’ fire safety campaign

Fire Safety Research into the Holiday Accommodation Sector


Fire fighting careers research and recommendations

Fire Kills Literature Review

Fire Kills campaign recognition omnibus survey

Workshops on the importance of the English language to building communities

Survey of planning professionals about whether Planning Portal services met their needs

Cragg Ross Dawson Ltd.

Energy Performance of Buildings Directive research

Dorset County Council

Housing related research


HIPs consumer awareness, qualitative, and omnibus research

Accountability of local council services—omnibus survey

TH Seagrove

Telephone survey of tenant activists on their awareness etc. of landlords work in terms of the Respect agenda.


Third tranche of 2007 employee survey and the production of aggregated results from the full 2007 employee survey

Senior Civil Service survey

Employee engagement workshops

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what consultants have been contracted by her Department to conduct public participation activities in the last three years; and how much expenditure her Department has incurred on each such contract to date. (206213)