Departmental Surveys

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 11th March 2009.

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Photo of Grant Shapps Grant Shapps Shadow Minister (Communities and Local Government) (Housing and Planning), Co-Chair, Conservative Party

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much was spent by his Department on staff surveys in each of the last five years; and which companies were contracted to carry out the surveys.

Photo of Jonathan R Shaw Jonathan R Shaw Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Disabled People; Minister for the South East), Department for Work and Pensions

The costs for DWP surveys in the last five years are as follows:

2004-05 (1)110,000
2005-06 (1)99,595
2006-07 (2)47,041
2007-08 (1)114,535
2008-09 (1)115,245
(1) Full census.

(2) 20 per cent. sample.

The survey supplier for all these surveys was ORC International.

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