§ Mr. Simon Hughes
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will list all of the reports his Department has commissioned from external consultants in each of the last three years; for each of the last three years, how many reports from external consultants to his Department led to further consultancy work being commissioned, stating for each of these who were the original and subsequent consultants and briefly describing the subject matter of the consultancy work; and if he will make a statement.
§ Sir John Cope
The information is not readily available in the form requested. To produce the data in this format would involve disproportionate time and cost.