HC Deb 20 December 1989 vol 164 cc233-4W
Mr. Blunkett

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment how many market research and sample surveys were carried out by or for his Department in the last 12 months; what was the cost of each; what was the total cost; how many were carried out in-house; how many were carried out for his Department by outside organisations; and what percentage of the total expenditure was paid to outside organisations.

Mr. Eggar

There were 163 projects carried out for my Department in 1988–89. The cost of these surveys in the 1988–89 financial year was £4,047,977. Outside research contractors carried out 158 of these projects, accounting for 99 per cent. of the total expenditure. I have placed details of each survey in the Library.

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