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Opinion Polls

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 217954, tabled on 9 December 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much in real terms his Department spent on public opinion polling in each of the last 10 years.

Answered on

16 December 2014

The central communications directorate of the Ministry of Defence has spent the following amounts on public opinion polling since March 2012.


Information on any polls conducted on behalf of other constituent parts of the department or the Armed Forces in addition to those above are not included, as this information is not held centrally and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.

Prior to March 2012, polling services were procured through the Central Office of Information. We are unable to identify the costs of those surveys in previous years because of the way the information was recorded.

The Department has yet to be charged for the survey that took place in September 2014.