§ Mr. Tim Smith
asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will list the contracts, with the subject of the assignment, awarded to management consultancy or accounting firms by his Department in 1986, with the name of the consultants concerned.
§ Mr. Nicholas Edwards
The following centrally managed contracts were awarded in 1986 to management consultants or accounting firms:
Name and assignment
Ernst &Whinney To advise and assist in the development of computer auditing 79,920 Mr. D. Towell In-service training and staff development 3,320 Coopers and Lybrand Feasibility study of the housing of the visual arts in Wales 49,330
It is not possible to identify, without disproportionate costs, a list of contracts awarded to management consultants or accounting firms in respect of projects not centrally managed.