Research

Home Department written question – answered on 19th October 2012.

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Photo of Chris Kelly Chris Kelly Conservative, Dudley South

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what external policy research her Department has commissioned in each of the last six years; from which organisation each such piece of research was commissioned; and what the cost of each such piece of research was.

Photo of Mark Harper Mark Harper The Minister for Immigration

The available information requested that is held centrally is shown in the following tables, which identify the title, supplier and cost for each piece of research commissioned by the department during each of the last six financial years.

Table 1: Policy research commissioned by the Home Office, 2007-08 to 2012-13
  External policy commissioned Supplier Cost excl VAT (£)
2012-13 Commercial Victimisation Survey 2012-15 TNS-BMRB 646,500.00
       
2011-12 DVPO Advisers University of Leicester 10,000.00
  Action Research on 101 Non Emergency Police Number Roll Out Ecorys 67,750.00
  Domestic Violence Protection Orders Evaluation London Metropolitan University 159,835.00
  Public perceptions of the crime and police mapping trailblazers PSI 61,808.00
  Criminal Careers With Organised Crime Lancaster University 60,398.00
  Cyber Crime Stock Take TSIP 35,202.00
  Family Returns Policy GVA Grimley 157,650.00
       
2010-11 Drug Data Warehouse The University of Manchester 81,220.38
  Drugs Advisory Panel The University of Manchester 8,078.00
  Impact of financial investigation on organised crime groups Evidence Led Solutions 119,550.00
  IOM/VCS Project Sheffield Hallam University 39,995.00
  MARAC review Cordis Bright 42,664.00
  ELAP Evaluation GVA 147,780.00
       
2009-10 Examining the social harms associated with Khat Independent Social Research 91,145.00
  Neighbourhood Policing—Exemplar Sites NatCen 234,361.50
  Links between homicide and organised crime: an exploratory study Matrix 99,794.00
  Evaluation of Serious Organised Crime Task Force Programme Evidence Led Solutions 185,375.00
  Khat Literature Review Professor D Anderson 8,360.00
  Early Leavers from the Police Force Institute of Employment Studies 64,000.00
  Engaged Communities SQW 49,925.00
  Offending and drug use interventions—creating a drug data warehouse Manchester University 100,931.00
  Rapid Evidence Assessment (REA) on partnership working and its impact on reducing crime and antisocial behaviour Geoff Berry Associates 36,275.00
  Rapid Evidence Assessment (REA) on partnership working and its impact on reducing crime and antisocial behaviour Geoff Berry Associates 17,900.00
  Review of the delivery of the YCAP in intensive areas ICPR 273,530.00
  Exploring public perceptions of confidence in the police and their local partners IPSOS Mori 87,775.00
  Stocktake paper on Organised Crime Mike Levi 9,350.00
  Partnership Peer Support Program (PPSS) Evaluation Perpetuity Research Consultancy International Ltd 15,825.00
  REA on rehab and re-integration of drug-using offenders University of Glamorgan 28,800.00
  Crimes future work The Futures Company 38,273.00
  Crimes future work Fast Futures 63,410.00
  A Rapid Evidence Assessment: What works in reducing alcohol related crime, disorder and antisocial behaviour in the night-time economy and in public spaced Geoff Berry Associates 25,745.00
  An update of a Systematic Review on the effects of alcohol price on alcohol-related crime, disorder and antisocial behaviour University of Sheffield 28,070.00
  Analysis of the Prolific and other Priority Offenders in the Drug Data Warehouse John Dobby 21,069.20
  Evaluation of Neighbourhood Agreements ERS 183,810.00
  Whitemoor prison report University of Cambridge 215,252.00
  De-radicalisation REA RAND Europe 56,985.00
  Vulnerability factors REA MATRIX 46,842.00
  Situational Action Framework vulnerability REA Jill Dando Institute 56,854.00
  CT legislation REA DSTL 58,810.00
  Channel process evaluation RUSI 146,000.00
  Difference and Displacement Smith Institute 70,000.00
  Study of key interventions into terrorism using Bayesian networks University of Warwick 21,608.00
  The cost of terrorism in Northern Ireland NIESR 49,693.00
  Credible Voices: Exploring perceptions of trust and credibility in Muslim communities EdComms n/a
       
2008-09 An Evaluation of 9 New Alcohol Arrest Referral Schemes and existing scheme in Gloucester KM Research and Consultancy 204,061.00
  TKAP Stakeholder Interviews King's College 30,405.00
  Longitudinal analysis of data from the Offending Crime and Justice Survey NatCen 6,181.00
  Evaluation of the Sunrise pilots-longitudinal analysis of the Survey of New Refugees NatCen 85,469.00
  Crime costs of a quality-adjusted life year 1 NERA Economic Consulting 18,382.00
  Resource to Quality Assure the Analysis of a Criminal Network (ERGM) Professor Tom Snijders 1,440.00
  Whole System Model HVR Consulting 68,636.60
  Crime costs of a quality-adjusted life year-2 Matrix 17,900.00
  Covert Social Movements Networks University of Manchester 49,175.00
       
2007-08 LA03 Final Report King's College London 35,016.00
  ISVA and IDVA Evaluation University of Cardiff 103,791.00
  Exploration of Regional Variation in Uptake of Powers used to Tackle Antisocial Behaviour Ipsos MORI 43,000.00
  An Evaluation of Alcohol Arrest Referral Schemes Risk Solutions 249,280.00
  Evaluation of neighbourhood policing: the experience of black and minority ethnic residents in the first year of implementation Independent Social Research 11,195.00
  Evaluation of Voluntary Assisted Return and Re-integration Programme (VARRP) 2005 Transparency Research Ltd 131,337.29
  Routes of Trafficking Matrix Knowledge Group 93,560.00
  Quality Assure the Crime Reduction Modelling Methodology HVR Consulting 15,000.00
  Big Picture Plant RED Scientific 20,000.00
  Quality Assurance of the Missing Data Project Garry Robbins 1,500.00
n/a = Not available Notes: 1. Excluding the Government Equalities Office which was part of the Home Office from 2010 to 2012. These contracts will be included in the return for the Minister for Women and Equalities. 2. Excludes some sensitive contracts on security grounds.
Table 2: Research commissioned from the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC). They are not directly related to HO policy but their findings fed into the evidence based MAC recommendations to the Home Office on migration policy
  External policy commissioned Supplier Cost (£)
2011-12 Impacts of Migration on Crime and Victimisation LSE Consulting 24,700.00
  Impacts of Migration on Transport and Congestion RAND Europe 24,985.00
  Impacts of Migration on Housing and the Housing Market LSE Consulting 32,300.00
  Impacts of Migration on the Provision of Public services E-Policy 35,550.00
  Impacts of Migration on Social Cohesion and Integration Saggar & Somerville 25,000.00
  Impacts of Migration on Education and Health NIESR 50,560.00
       
2010-11 Impact of immigration on employers in selected occupations SQW Consulting 60,666.00
  Production technology, skills and migration SQW Consulting 60,775.00
  Long-term research to support updating of the Shortage Occupation List for Tier 2 of the Points Based System Economist Intelligence Unit 29,000.00
  ICT Case Studies UCL Consultants 7,500.00
  Refining the top down methodology to identify shortages in skilled occupations Frontier Economics Ltd 59,950.00
  Defining and measuring skill at the occupation and job-title level Frontier Economics Ltd 55,000.00
  Framework for economic CBA of various immigration policies EPolicy Ltd 66,150.00
  Can immigration constitute a sensible solution to sub-national and regional labour shortages EPolicy Ltd 59,300.00
       
2009-10 Impact of immigration on employers in selected occupations SQW Consulting 60,666.00
  Production technology, skills and migration SQW Consulting 60,775.00
  Long-term research to support updating of the Shortage Occupation List for Tier 2 of the Points Based System Economist Intelligence Unit 29,000.00
  ICT Case Studies UCL Consultants 7,500.00
  Refining the top down methodology to identify shortages in skilled occupations Frontier Economics Ltd 59,950.00
  Defining and measuring skill at the occupation and job-title level Frontier Economics Ltd 55,000.00
  Framework for economic CBA of various immigration policies EPolicy Ltd 66,150.00
  Can immigration constitute a sensible solution to sub-national and regional labour shortages EPolicy Ltd 59,300.00
       
2008-09 A review of labour shortages, skills shortages and skills gaps York Consulting 25,000.00
  Customised assessment and analysis of NESS data IFF Research 35,000.00
  Employer demand for migrant labour COMPAS 38,000.00

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