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Public Opinion

Question for Cabinet Office

UIN 62526, tabled on 22 June 2020

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that polling commissioned by Government or paid for with public funds is not (a) used for party political purposes or (b) accessed by a political party on preferential terms.

Answered on

25 June 2020

The office of the Prime Minister is an integral part of the Cabinet Office. Complete information on opinion poll and focus group spending is not held centrally and could only be provided at disproportionate costs. However, the Government routinely publishes details of all contracts over £10,000 on Contracts Finder.

As has been the case under successive administrations, any Government research, polling or analysis would be for official use.

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Cabinet Office
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