Mr. John D. Taylor
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what contracts have been awarded to Capita Management Consultants Ltd. for consultancy work in the Northern Ireland civil service since January 1990; and if he will list the cost of each consultancy to date. 
§ Sir John Wheeler
Northern Ireland Departments maintain records of consultancy expenditure on a financial year basis. The provision of information from 1 January 1990 to 31 March 1990 can be obtained only at disproportionate cost. During the period 1 April 1990 to 31 March 1995, payments totalling £546,738, excluding VAT, were made by Northern Ireland Departments in respect of consultancy work undertaken by Capita Management Consultants Ltd. Details of the value of individual contracts cannot, however, be released as this would breach commercial confidentiality.