Prime Minister: Public Opinion

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 25th June 2020.

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Photo of Judith Cummins Judith Cummins Labour, Bradford South

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much the office of the Prime Minister spent on (a) opinion polling and (b) focus groups in each month since January 2019.

Photo of Peter Kyle Peter Kyle Shadow Minister (Justice)

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that polling commissioned by Government or paid for with public funds is not (a) used for party political purposes or (b) accessed by a political party on preferential terms.

Photo of Judith Cummins Judith Cummins Labour, Bradford South

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much his Department spent on (a) opinion polling and (b) focus groups in each month since January 2019.

Photo of Chloe Smith Chloe Smith Assistant Whip, Minister of State (Cabinet Office)

The office of the Prime Minister is an integral part of the Cabinet Office. Complete information on opinion poll and focus group spending is not held centrally and could only be provided at disproportionate costs. However, the Government routinely publishes details of all contracts over £10,000 on Contracts Finder.

As has been the case under successive administrations, any Government research, polling or analysis would be for official use.

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