§ Mr. Bercow
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what expenditure has been 309W incurred by his (a) Department, (b) agencies and (c) non-departmental bodies in 2002 on (i) opinion polling, (ii) focus groups and (iii) other forms of market research; and if he will list the surveys commissioned and the purpose of each. 
§ Mr. MacShane
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office spent a total of £95,047 on opinion polling, focus groups and market research in the UK in 2002–03. The activity consisted of:
- a survey to research consular awareness among football supporters travelling to the World Cup in Japan and Korea
- a survey to research consular awareness among British travellers in the 16–30 age range
- one series of focus groups on attitudes of British citizens towards the EU
- one series of focus groups exploring the attitudes of British citizens towards EU enlargement.
The FCO's non-departmental body, the British Council, undertook research into changing attitudes towards the UK among international students studying in the UK. The aim was to gain insights into how to improve the students' experience of Britain. The cost of the survey was £50,231.
No other FCO NDPBs or its one Executive Agency conducted surveys in the UK in 2002.
§ Mr. Bercow
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his estimate is of the expenditure of his Department on newspapers, magazines and periodicals in 2002. 
§ Mr. Rammell
For Financial Year 2002–03 the total is £608, 401. These figures are provisional and subject to final audit.