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Departmental Surveys

Volume 488: debated on Monday 2 March 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how much his Department’s central media and communication unit spent on public surveys in each of the last three years. (247924)

Public surveys are not procured through this Department’s central communications directorate but, rather, across the business. Such information could be provided only at disproportionate cost. However, the following figures are available relating to expenditure on public surveys procured through the Central Office of Information (COI) in the last three full financial years:

£

2007-08

Omnibus on nuclear attitudes

7,970

Consumer protection

34,700

Public attitudes to science research

68,100

Pregnancy leaflet awareness

17,100

Renewable energy

14,600

Total

142,470

2006-07

Renewable energy

14,000

Public attitudes to science research

29,800

Total

43,800

2005-06

Consumer direct

181,650

Renewable energy

23,375

Total

205,025