HC Deb 19 November 1987 vol 122 c641W
Mr. Wallace

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland on how many occasions the Scottish Development Agency has employed consultants; and what were the levels of fees paid to these consultants in each of the last five years.

Mr. Lang

[holding answer 11 November 19871: The precise number of occasions cannot be provided without incurring disproportionate costs, but the amounts of fees in the years in question were:

Capital Revenue Total
1982–83 9,308,420 4,265,553 13,574,473
1983–84 8,329,566 5,086,337 13,415,903
1984–85 10,167,582 4,953,324 15,120,906
1985–86 10,816,582 8,568,179 19,384,767
1986–87 12,568,022 6,851,863 19,419,885


A. The capital column includes fees to civil engineers, architects, surveyors, heating and electrical consultants.

B. The revenue column includes fees on research and development, advisory services, appraisal and administration (ie tax and accountancy advice, pension and legal consultancies).