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Written Answers. - Opinion Polls.

Tuesday, 8 October 1996

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 469 No. 5

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 195. Miss Harney Information on Mary Harney Zoom on Mary Harney  asked the Minister for Social Welfare Information on Prionsias De Rossa Zoom on Prionsias De Rossa  the number of opinion polls commissioned by him since December 1994; the purpose of each poll; and the overall cost of the polls carried out to date by his Department. [17634/96]

Minister for Social Welfare (Proinsias De Rossa): Information on Prionsias De Rossa Zoom on Prionsias De Rossa In 1995 an opinion survey was commissioned by my Department, following a competitive tendering process, to undertake an independent, quantitative research survey to: determine the nature and levels of service provided to social welfare recipients; highlight areas of service where improvements are required, and measure the knowledge of and attitudes towards the Department of Social Welfare and its services amongst the public.

The main fieldwork was conducted in the period February 1996 to June 1996.

The total cost of this survey, including VAT, amounted to £48,006.75.


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