§ Dr. Wright
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer on which occasions since 1979 his Department has employed the services of external consultants; and if he will give details of the purposes for which they were employed and the cost of employing them.
§ Mr. Nelson
I regret that information going back beyond August 1991, and specific information about individual contracts after that date, can be obtained only at disproportionate cost.
The table gives the number of consultancies by contract type and total value awarded by Her Majesty's Treasury from August 1991 to date.
Consultant type Number of contracts Total value £ Management 60 1,041,053 Research 29 457,010 Job Evaluation 2 167,000 Audit 6 130,000 Computer 9 99,700 Training 10 56,501 Building/Works 8 34,642 Energy 2 30,700 Recruitment 2 20,500 Purchasing 2 10,200