HC Deb 23 February 1984 vol 54 cc615-6W
Mr. George

asked the Secretary of State for Defence (1) if he will list in the Official Report (a) the names of the consultancies operating within his Department, (b) their terms of reference, (c) the approximate dates of submitting their reports and (d) whether they will be published as open Government documents; and if he will set up an inquiry into the use of consultants in his Department;

(2) if he will list the consultancies operating within the royal ordnance factories, together with their terms of reference and cost.

Mr. Pattie

The majority of MOD consultancy work is in furtherance of individual defence scientific or technical programmes, and on which detailed information is not readily available centrally. I shall write to the hon. Gentleman as soon as possible.