§ Mr. Donohoe
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what use his Department has made of executive search agencies in filling vacancies within his Department and executive agencies administered by his Department during the last year; and how much these services have cost his Department.
§ Mr. Lang
My Department has made use of executive search agencies on two recruitment campaigns between 1 December 1993 and 30 November 1994. The total cost of these services was £69,912 including VAT. None of the executive agencies within my Department has made use of such services during the last year.