§ Mr. Bercow
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what expenditure has been incurred by her(a) Department, (b) agencies and (c) non-departmental public bodies in each of the last four years on (i) opinion polling, (ii) focus groups and (iii) other forms of market research; and if she will list the surveys commissioned and the purpose of each. 
§ Dr. Howells
The Department's expenditure on opinion polling, focus groups and other forms of market research for the years in question is shown in the table.
£ Year Opinion polling Focus groups Market research 1998–99 0 0 0 1999–2000 0 0 0 2000–01 0 0 0 2001–02 136,382 227,320 310,800 1(a) Research undertaken that would assesss consumers' perceptions of digital television and (b) questions on culture and the Internet for Culture Online included in an omnibus survey. 2Eight focus groups with teachers, children and adults for Culture Online. 3An online survey of the use of culture websites of existing users of six cultural websites for Culture Online.
The Department's agency, the Royal Parks Agency, has not incurred expenditure on opinion polling or focus groups during the years in question. Its expenditure on market research is shown in the table.
£ Year Market research 1998–99 29,000 1999–2000 30,000 2000–01 30,500 2001–02 41,500
The figure each year covers expenditure on the annual visitor survey, 2001–02 also includes expenditure on monitoring the Kensington Gardens cycle trial.
Information on expenditure by the Department's non-departmental public bodies is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.336W
and fraud to (a) her Department, (b) its agencies and (c) non-departmental public bodies in each of the last four years.