HC Deb 07 July 1986 vol 101 cc88-9W
Mr. Mates

asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list the contacts, with the subject of the assignment, awarded to management consultancy or accounting firms by his Department in 1985, with the name of the consultants concerned.

Mr. Lee

Comprehensive records of all contracts placed with management consultancy firms are not available centrally and it would be disproportionately expensive to collect the information. Details are, however, available of the management consultancy work commissioned through the MOD's management studies division, which covers most of the management consultancy assignments proper — as opposed to computer consultancies, project support and similar work.

Firm Subject of Assignment
Arren Management Services Assistance to CED on Industrial Relations.
Arthur Anderson Accountancy advice.
Arthur Young Management Accounting Requirements at Portsmouth.
Arthur Young Study work on Service B Vehicle holdings.
Arthur Young Replacement Policy for Engineering and Construction Vehicles.
BATALAS HQ Feasibility Study of the Use of Contract Instructors at HMS Collingwood.
BP Shipping HQ RFA Upkeep and Maintenance System.
Coopers and Lybrand Study of MOD Civil Pay Systems.
Coopers and Lybrand Review of the bill authorisation and payment system.
Coopers and Lybrand Advice in connection with the sale of Royal Ordnance.
David Fish and Fisher Inventory control procedures for electronic componentry in DGST(N).
Deloitte, Haskins and Sells Requisitioning and contracting procedures within the Army Department.
Hay MSL Assistance to CED/DPT in connection with the commercialisation of the Royal Dockyards.
Organisation Development Ltd Assistance with a study of contracting-out in British Forces Germany.
PA Business Management Systems at HM Dockyard, Rosyth.
PE Information Systems Study of mechanical factory production, HM Dockyard, Rosyth.

Firm Subject of Assignment
PE Information Systems Study of Business Management Systems, HM Dockyard, Devonport.
PE Consulting Group Study of Production Control, HM Dockyard, Rosyth.
Peat, Marwick, Mitchell Review of MOD Equipment Accounting Centre.
Pentagon information Review of the MOD ADP Audit Branch.
PIRA To set up a costing system for the print unit at Eastcote.
Price Waterhouse Review of spares support for industrial repair of RAF managed equipment.
Price Waterhouse To assess financial viability of Swan Hunter.
Price Waterhouse Implementation of interim management measures at HM Dockyards.
Price Waterhouse To review operating procedures in the Civilian Travel Claims Section.
Tom Critchley To assist the study work of the Direct Supply Working Group.
Touche Ross Provision of commercial, style prospectus for HM Dockyards.
Touche Ross Study of Dockyard Accounting Arrangements.
Touche Ross Development of Dockyard Accounting System.
Touche Ross Cash Management Study in the financial services area.