§ Mr. Fisher
To ask the Minister for the Arts (1) what information he has on the total costs of consultancies engaged by the Arts Council in each of the past five years;
(2) whether he will list the arts consultants that his Department has employed in each of the past five years, the projects on which they have worked and the cost per consultancy.
§ Mr. Luce
[holding answers 29 April and 9 May 1988]: I have been advised that this information could be provided only at disproportionate cost. But the major consultants, and the projects for which they were engaged by the Arts Council in 1987–88, at a total cost of £145,103, were:
Consultant Project Dewe Rogerson Ltd. An Urban Renaissance Newchurch & Co. Ltd. Upstart Peat Marwick, McLintock & Co. Advice on accountancy matters and incentive funding Price Waterhouse & Co. Incentive funding