§ Mr. Simon Hughes
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will list all of the reports the Overseas Development Administration has commissioned from external consultants in each of the past three years; for each of the past three years, how many reports from external consultants to his Department led to further consultancy work being commissioned, 177W 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.
§ Mr. Lennox-Boyd
Detailed in the table are those reports commissioned from external consultants by the Overseas Development Administration in connection with its core administrative responsibilities, for each of the past three years. It does not include details of consultants employed under the overseas aid programme. Consultancies are awarded, after competition, to the consultant considered best able to provide value for money in terms of quality of work and price. None of the reports listed led directly to the commissioning of further consultancy work.
Year Report commissioned Consultant 1990 Review of personnel management A. Fowler 1991 Review of Aid Management Overseas in Africa Sir Terence Streeton 1991 Review of Aid Management Overseas in South East Asia A. Sutherland 1991 Level of Procurement Business R. Walsgrove 1992 Review of Africa Division R. Walsgrove 1992 Market Testing and contracting out Coopers & Lybrand