HC Deb 22 December 1983 vol 51 cc377-8W
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.