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Departmental Staff Surveys

Volume 488: debated on Tuesday 3 March 2009

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how much the Cabinet Office spent on staff surveys in each of the last five years; and which company was contracted to conduct each such survey. (259682)

The following table sets out Cabinet Office’s contracted price on staff surveys in each of the last five years and which company was contracted to conduct each survey:

£

Spent on survey

Company contracted

2008-09

13,226

ORC International

2007-08

25,000

Towers Perrin ISR

2006-07

15,505

ORC International

2005-06

15, 120

ORC International

2004-05

15,810

ORC International

The additional costs for the contract in 2007-08 reflected a change in methodology to provide more in-depth employee engagement analysis for the first time.

In 2008-09, the Cabinet Office is participating in a pilot of a single civil service survey, alongside nine other Departments, resulting in significantly reduced costs for the Department.