§ The Earl of Northesk
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Further to the Written Answer by Lord McIntosh of Haringey on 6th April, whether they are satisfied that no record is kept centrally of the value of external consultancy contracts entered into by the Government on a departmental basis. [HL1963]
§ Lord McIntosh of Haringey
In collecting information at the centre, the Government seek to strike a proper balance between cost and advantage. The Office of Government Commerce is considering with departments the case for collecting more aggregate information on government procurement of goods and services.