§ Mr. Porter
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what his Department has spent on social surveys in each of the last three years.
§ Mr. John Patten
The cost of surveys has been as follows:
Year £ 1981–82 290,000 1982–83 160,000 1983–84 80,000
In addition some social survey work has been undertaken in the course of research projects funded by the Department. The cost is not separately identified.