§ Mr. Gregor Mackenzie
asked the President of the Board of Trade to what extent he makes checks on management consultants employed by small businesses 329W in receipt of assistance under the grant's consultancy aid scheme; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Dell
There was no list of approved consultants for the pilot scheme. We were concerned to ensure that each consultant was competent to carry out the particular assignment and that the fee proposed was reasonable. We were able to draw on a number of sources of information as appropriate including the B.I.M./C.B.I. Management Consulting Services Information Bureau, and referees provided by the consultants.