§ Mr. Dobson
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what was the total sum paid out in fees by the Training Agency/Manpower Services Commission to management consultants in 1979–80 and in each following year; and what is his estimate for 1990–91 and budget for 1991–92.
Expenditure by the Training Agency, and its predecessors, the Training Commission and the Manpower Services Commission, on management consultancy for the years 1984–85 to 1989–90 was as follows:
£ thousands 1984–85 128 1985–86 191 1986–87 403 1987–88 238 1988–89 215 1989–90 28
The estimated outturn for 1990–91 is around £150,000. Following recent reorganisation of the Employment Department, the former Training Agency is now an integral part of the Department's headquarters. The Department's management consultancy budget for 1991–92 will be reported to the House in due course.
Information for the periods 1979–80 to 1983–84 could be provided only at disproportionate cost.