HC Deb 28 July 2000 vol 354 c1012W
Mr. Portillo

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how much his Department spent on opinion research in the financial year 1999–2000; and if he will list the opinion research projects undertaken on behalf of his Department in the financial year 1999–2000, broken down by(a) focus group research, (b) quantitative surveys and (c) other market research surveys, listing in each case when and in what form the results were published. [128074]

Mr. Don Foster

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, (2) pursuant to his answer of 20 June,Official Report, column 168W, on opinion research, if he will list all the market and opinion research carried out by his Department, its agencies and non-departmental public bodies since May 1997, stating in each case if the results will be placed in the Library or the reason for not doing so. [132024]

Miss Melanie Johnson

[holding answer 21 July 2000]: The information requested is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.