Survey was not meaningful

The article in last week s Journal on the EEDC options for budget cuts expressed surprise at the outcome of the recent survey. Perhaps more surprising is the fact that anyone should regard as meaningful the results of a survey, in which only about 0.5 per

The article in last week's Journal on the EEDC options for budget cuts expressed surprise at the outcome of the recent survey. Perhaps more surprising is the fact that anyone should regard as meaningful the results of a survey, in which only about 0.5 per cent of the adult population took part, assuming, of course, that they were actually locals who responded.

Less surprising is the option conveniently omitted from the survey questionaire, which would have asked whether respondents agreed with deferring the revamping of The Strand, which would have far outweighed the savings sought.

Geoff Skinner,

10 Camperdown Terrace,

Exmouth.

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