HC Deb 05 February 1998 vol 305 c739W
Mr. Malcolm Bruce

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what expenditure has been incurred by his Department, agencies and non-departmental public bodies(a) in 1996–97 and (b) since 1 May 1997 on (i) opinion polling, (ii) focus groups and (iii) other forms of market research; if he will list the surveys commissioned and the purpose of each; and if he will make a statement. [26639]

Mr. McLeish

The information sought is not held centrally and could be collected only at disproportionate cost.