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Departmental Opinion Polls

Volume 493: debated on Monday 1 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on which subjects her Department has commissioned opinion polling in each of the last two years; and at what cost. (274072)

During the last three financial years (2006-07, 2007-08 and 2008-09) the Home Office (excluding Executive Agencies) has commissioned public opinion polling on attitudes, experiences and awareness of a broad range of crime, policing, immigration, asylum and counter-terrorism issues. Details and cost for each financial year are shown in the following table.

Details and cost for each financial year1 are shown in table 1.

Table 1

Financial year

Opinion polling subject areas

Cost (excluding VAT (£)

2006-07

Omnibus polling on attitudes, experiences and awareness of a broad range of crime, policing, immigration and asylum issues.

60,575

2007-08

Omnibus polling on attitudes, experiences and awareness of a broad range of crime, policing, immigration and asylum issues.

91,325

2008-09

Omnibus polling on attitudes, experiences and awareness of a broad range of crime, policing, immigration and asylum, counter-terrorism and security issues

212,830

1 These costs supersede those provided in a previous parliamentary question, where costs years 2006-07 and 2007-08 appeared incorrectly due to an administrative error.