HC Deb 18 November 2003 vol 413 c727W
Dr. Cable

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much(a) HM Treasury, (b) Customs and Excise and (c) the Inland Revenue spent on (i) opinion polling and (ii) market research in the last financial year; and if he will make a statement. [134230]

Ruth Kelly

Expenditure in 2002–03 on external survey research by Customs and Excise was £255,774. Inland Revenue spent £1.6 million on market research (this figure includes: quantitative surveys; qualitative research; media and advertising research; and business-to-business industrial research; public opinion surveys; and desk research). In respect of HM Treasury I refer the hon. Member to my answer of 28 April 2003,Official Report, column 168W.