Deputy Prime Minister written question – answered at on 23 October 2012.

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Photo of Chris Kelly Chris Kelly Conservative, Dudley South

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what external policy research his office has commissioned in each of the last six years; which organisation was commissioned to provide each such piece of research; and what the cost of each such piece of research was.

Photo of Chloe Smith Chloe Smith The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office

Costs incurred from external policy research are not separately identified in the Cabinet Office accounting system.

As part of the Government's transparency programme, details of any spend over £25,000 are published on the Department's website. Since January 2011, all contracts over £10,000 in value are published on Contracts Finder:

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