The Department for International Development's (DFID) expenditure on public surveys in the last three financial years is as follows:
Financial year Expenditure (£) 2005-06 56,532 2006-07 56,711 2007-08 403,742
The major items of spending in 2007-08 relate to the development of an audience segmentation model for international development—as per good practice advocated by the Government Communications Network. This is being used to inform future communications strategy. Further details of this were given in the answer to the right hon. Member for Maidenhead (Mrs. May) of 2 June 2008, Official Report, column 658W.