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Departmental Surveys

Volume 503: debated on Wednesday 13 January 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will place in the Library a copy of the results of his Department's most recent staff survey; which organisation carried out the survey; and what the cost of the survey was. (309838)

The Department for International Development (DFID) will publish its October 2009 staff survey results on our website in early March. Following publication we will place a copy of the results in the Library.

ORC International carried out the survey. Their services were procured by the Cabinet Office to deliver the first cross-Civil Service People Survey. The People Survey replaced all existing staff surveys in the civil service with a single questionnaire.

The final cost of the 2009-10 People Survey for DFID is expected to be approximately £50,000. By procuring a single supplier for staff surveys in 2009-10, the civil service has saved 35 per cent. on the total cost of staff surveys in 2008-09.