HC Deb 24 January 2001 vol 361 cc575-6W
Mr. Clappison

To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department if she will list for(a) 1992–93, (b) 1993–94, (c) 1994–95, (d) 1995–96, (e) 1996–97, (f) 1997–98, (g) 1998–99, (h) 1999–2000 and (i) 2000–01, (I) his Department's total spending on quantitative and qualitative surveys of policy issues by focus groups, opinion polling, task forces or other means and (II) the cost of each individual project. [146594]

Jane Kennedy

Spending by the Department on market and opinion research on policy issues for 1999–2000 was £161,004. Information so far available for spending in 2000–01 gives a total of £39,848. Figures for earlier years are not readily available. The individual projects and their cost are shown in the table.

In addition, in 2000–01 the Department has provided funding for the Review of Tribunals being undertaken by Sir Andrew Leggatt to research and evaluate the views and experiences of recent applicants to a tribunal at a cost of £24,375.

Projects undertaken £
Provision of Information Meetings: market research findings 30,000
Community Legal Service: strategy development research 41,854
Community Legal Service: quality market and brand identity evaluation 49,150
Total 161,004
Office for National Statistics Omnibus Module: non-pecuniary loss 2,336
Factors affecting the decision to apply for Silk and judicial office 9,652
The effects on magistrates of learning that the defendant has a previous conviction 27,860
Total 39,848

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