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Departmental Surveys

Volume 487: debated on Tuesday 3 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much his Department's central media and communication unit spent on public surveys in each of the last three years. (248030)

Estimated total expenditure for financial years 2005-06, 2006-07 and 2007-08 for public surveys (qualitative and quantitative research) commissioned by the Communications Directorate in DEFRA is as follows:

£

2005-06

299,152.90

2006-07

592,310.00

2007-08

275,620.00

Total for the period

1,167,082.90

Note:

Costs exclude COI management fees and VAT.