§ Mr. David Hunt
asked the Secretary of State for Defence how many questionnaires, statistical inquiries or investigations have been carried out, either wholly or partly at public expense, on behalf of or by his Department or by any public bodies for which he is responsible in 1976, 1977 and in 1978 to date, specifying their nature and purpose and their estimated total cost.
§ Dr. Gilbert
During the period 1976, 1977 and 1978, external surveys on behalf of the Ministry of Defence have been undertaken as follows:
(i) A number of related surveys of public attitudes to defence and recruitment, aimed at evaluating the attitude of the public to the Armed Forces and the impact of different types of recruiting publicity.
(ii) A small-scale survey of naval officers who had recently left the Service, investigating their reasons for leaving.
The total estimated costs to public funds for 1976, 1977 and 1978—first quarter—have been £36,250, £51,300 and £16,550 respectively.