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Departmental Surveys

Volume 487: debated on Thursday 5 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much his Department’s central media and communication unit spent on public surveys in each of the last three years. (247920)

Communication Directorate within the Foreign and Commonwealth Office acts as its central media and communication unit. Only a small number of public surveys have been carried out by the directorate in the last three years. Between April 2006 to March 2007, and April 2007 to March 2008, there were none. From April 2008 to January 2009 the directorate spent an estimated total of £25,000 on public surveys.