HC Deb 13 May 2003 vol 405 cc205-6W
Mr. Dodds

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much has been spent on(a) opinion polling and (b) research into the attitudes of voters in Northern Ireland in each year since 1997. [100726]

Mr. Browne

The amount spent by the Northern Ireland Office on attitudinal research in each year since 1997 is set out in the following table:

Table 1: Costs of attitudinal research1 carried out by the NIO 1997—March 2003
Year Cost (£)
1997–98 14,200
1998–99 15,400
1999– 2000 64,675
2000–01 56,750
2001–02 90,545
2002–03 82,232
1 Relating to views on a range of issues including organised crime, views on the Northern Ireland Policing Board, attitudes to devolution and the NIO's contribution to the Community Attitudes Surey.