§ Mr. Pendry
To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage if she will list those independent consultants or firms that have been awarded contracts to carry our tourism-related work for each of the last four years, specifying which body was responsible for the appointments, the dates of appointment, the name of the consultant or firm, the value of the contract and the subject of the consultants' work. 21W
§ Mr. Sproat
The following table lists the contracts awarded by tourism division in my Department, by the British Tourist Authority and by the English tourist board,
Name of consultant Appointing body Date of appointment Contract value Subject of consultants work University of Newcastle DNH May 1993 £2,240 plus VAT Updating the estimates of day visitors to local areas Coopers and Lybrand ETB August 1993 £11,500 plus VAT plus expenses Review of Regional Tourist Board computer requirements Touche Ross and Co. BTA November 1993 £25,000 plus VAT—partly funded by industry partners To study the impact of VAT levels on UK tourism competitiveness John Brown and Company ETB October 1993 £5,000 plus VAT Study of the provision of tourist information in London David Smart and Associates ETB September 1993 £3,600 plus expenses Consultancy work in connection with the Welcome Host programme Roger Quinton Associates ETB/Association of District Councils October 1993 £5,850 plus VAT plus expenses Study on quality management issues and best practice in Tourist Information Centres Touche Ross and Co. ETB May 1993 £3,675 plus VAT Review of Tourist Resource Information Processing System Project Manager McKinsey and Co. BTA April 1994 £39,450 plus expenses plus VAT Measuring the impact of tourist spending by international tourists to Britain McKinsey and Co. DNH/BTA/ETB August 1994 £150,000 plus VAT plus expenses Development of a strategy for tourism in the UK McKinsey and Co. ETB February 1994 £16,000 plus VAT Design and Implementation of Tourism Development Fund Coopers and Lybrand BTA July 1994 £5,000 plus VAT Enhancement of resource allocation model Coopers and Lybrand BTA September 1994 £11,500 plus VAT Amendment of resource allocation software Professor Stephen Wanhill—University of Wales ETB June 1994 £1,868 plus VAT Review of United Kingdom Tourism Survey (UKTS) to test validity of sample Roberts Miller Associates ETB July 1994 £5,000 plus VAT plus expenses Review of UKTS to test value for money and potential for commercial development Touche Ross and Co. BTA/ETB March 1994 £70,000 plus VAT Study of Britain's tourism strengths and weaknesses Career Concepts Limited ETB April 1994 £8,000 plus VAT Consultancy work in connection with Welcome Host KPMG Management Consulting BTA/ETB January 1994 £85,842 plus VAT plus expenses Study of BTA, ETB and RTB information needs and IT strategy KPMG Peat Marwick BTA/ETB June 1994 £20,000 Implementation of IT strategy McKinsey and Co. ETB February 1994 £15,000 plus VAT plus expenses Design of a market development strategy Digiverter Limited BTA February 1994 £3,200 plus expenses plus VAT Work on BTA resource allocation programme KPMG Management Consulting ETB March 1994 £51,036 plus VAT Crown Accommodation Classification and Grading Scheme Study Pieda plc ETB March 1994 £41,101 plus VAT TIC Networking Study The Tourism company The Countryside Commission (on behalf of itself, DNH, ETB and the Rural Development Commission November 1994 £31,372.50 including VAT To produce a guide to action based sustainable tourism Coopers and Lybrand BTA/ETB September 1995 £8,000 plus VAT Review of income tax status of self employed contractors/consultants MVA DNH/ETB April 1995 £136,270.59 including VAT Research into consumer needs and expectations about serviced accommodation as part of Crown Scheme review KPMG DNH April 1995 £170,713.96 including VAT Benchmarking Survey of small hotels MVA DNH October 1995 £4,830 plus VAT Benchmarking Survey—Regression Analysis of data Coopers and Lybrand BTA September 1995 £39,000 plus VAT VAT review Coopers and Lybrand ETB July 1995 £39,000 plus VAT Crown Scheme review—study of economic impact of change to accommodation providers Team Saatchi ETB June 1996 £32,000 plus VAT Proposals for future image and presentation of accommodation schemes plus design work Coopers and Lybrand DNH February 1996 £187.177.50 including VAT To undertake a study of the use of human resources in the tourism industry Tourism Research Group, Exeter University DNH/Government Office for the South West October 1996 £9,200 plus VAT Report on the competitiveness of the South West tourist industry University of Newcastle DNH January 1996 £29,600 including VAT Updating day visitor estimates for local areas
since the beginning of financial year 1993–94 and including the present one, for work relating to the development of tourism programmes:23W
Name of consultant Appointing body Date of appointment Contract value Subject of consultants work MVA DNH September 1996 £49,720 plus VAT Study of budget accommodation in London Binder Hamlyn BTA January 1996 £25,000 plus VAT Phase 1 of a review of the tax status of BTA overseas offices Business Strategies Limited DNH May 1996 £5,170 including VAT To provide advice on an internal review of tourism expenditure Binder Hamlyn BTA April 1996 £50,000 plus VAT Phase 2 of review of tax status of overseas offices Robin Verney BTA/ETB January 1996 £9,000 plus VAT Review of public information service and BTA/ETB telephone system Binder Hamlyn BTA September 1996 £5,000 plus VAT Further work on review of tax status of overseas offices Robin Verney BTA/ETB May 1996 £4,000 plus VAT Further work on review of public information system and BTA/ETB telephone system SQW/System Three ETB May 1996 £40,600 plus VAT Phase 1 Domestic Market Study The Qualitative Consultancy ETB/DNH November 1996 £43,700 plus expenses plus VAT Qualitative research into domestic market taking MVA ETB August 1996 £15,200 plus VAT Further consumer research for the Crown Scheme review Gary Moss, J Walter Thompson DNH November 1996 £7,500 including VAT To provide technical advice on the ETB/DNH domestic market study University of North London DNH, ETB, WTB, STB, NITB June 1996 £24,675 plus VAT Modelling local areas tourism statistics Saxton Bamfylde Int. plc DNH March 1996 £36,049 including VAT Search for BTA/ETB chairman In addition, the ETB, in partnership with the Scottish, Wales and Northern Ireland tourist boards awards a contract to undertake the United Kingdom tourism survey. As this contract is for on-going work and is put out for competitive tender at regular intervals, it is not normal commercial practice to make public the value of the contract.