HC Deb 16 November 1982 vol 32 cc105-6W
Mr. Eggar

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will list the occasions on which his Department has used from outside the Civil Service (a) accountants, (b) management consultants, and (c) other consultants since June 1979, giving in each case the dates and nature of the assignment, together with the names of the individuals, partnerships or institutions involved.

Mr. John Patten

Information in respect of the use of(a) accountants and (b) management consultants from outside the Civil Service by the Northern Ireland office and the Northern Ireland Departments is as follows. Information in respect of (c), other consultants, is not readily available and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.

Date approved Nature of Assignment Consultant
June 1979 To assist in a review of the domestic incentive scheme at the Belfast city hospital COMPEN
June 1979 Appraisal of Duratool Ltd. CENI
June 1979 Negotiation of the Learavia Project Quadrant Associates
August 1979 To assess the Potential for development of the Northern Ireland tourist industry Horwath & Horwath Ltd.
September 1979 To assist with the introduction of a productivity Scheme in the water service Productivity and Management Services Ltd.
September 1979 A review of industrial development institutions and incentives (a) Arthur Anderson & Co.
(b) Sir Robert Kidd
October 1979 An investment appraisal of Hugh J. Scott Ltd. PA Management Consultants Ltd.
January 1980 A feasibility report on the Short Brothers Ltd. 1979 corporate Plan Mr. R. Lickley
February 1980 A review of marketing opportunities Market and Opinion Research
May 1980 To assist in establishing aspects of microelectronic technology investment PROFIT Consultants Ltd.
Date approved Nature of Assignment Consultant
October 1980 Assessment of viability of Courtaulds Ltd. Werner International
October 1980 Assessment of Belfast enterprise Zone Building Design Partnership
December 1980 To identify, screen and evaluate Potential diversification opportunities for Harland and Wolff PE Consulting Group
February 1981 Agency work study for the (1) COMPEN
February 1982 water services (2) BEECOM
March 1981 Assessment of restructuring plans of British Enkalon Ltd. (NI) Werner International
June 1981 Kinsale gas pipeline— 1. Coopers and Lybrand
June 1981 Engineering-marketing study 2. W. S. Atkins
June 1981 Northern Ireland Housing Executive—Advice on staffing levels J. P. McGrath
August 1981 Harland and Wolff— Production capacity study PE Consultancy Group
September 1981 Belfast enterprise zone— marketing Promotion Job Creation Ltd.
September 1981 Learavia project A. Anderson & Co.
September 1981 Industrial Development Board— appointment of chief executive Kornferry
October 1981 Market research grant scheme Mrs. Miriam Catterall
November 1981 Belfast enterprise zone—monitoring Roger Tym and Partners
February 1982 Investigation of affairs of De Lorean Motor Company—report to DOC Coopers and Lybrand and, Sir Kenneth Cork
February 1982 Belfast city hospital— monitoring Progress of construction NBA Construction Consultant
February 1982 Kinsale gas—advice on terms and conditions of supply of natural gas British Gas Corporation
February 1982 Industrial Development Board— attitude Surveys MORI
April 1982 Publicity and design work for IDB Sampson Tyrell
October 1982 Investigation of financial affairs of firm in receivership Coopers and Lybrad
June 1979 to Assessment of consequential business losses in certain cases of claims made under the criminal Damage (Compensation) (Northern Ireland) Order 1977 and related legislation J. H. R. Adams & Co.
June 1979 to current date Assessment of consequential business losses in certain cases of claims made under the Criminal Damage (Compensation) (Northern Ireland) Order 1977 and related legislation Binder Hamlyn