§ Mr. Tim Smith
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy what was the total amount spent by his Department in 1988 on management and computer consultancy contracts, excluding hardware and software purchases; and if he will list each management or computer consultancy contract awarded by his Department in 1988, giving in each case the name of the consultancy firm and the subject of the assignment.
§ Mr. Parkinson
My Department spent £217,000 on management and computer consultancy contracts, excluding hardware and software purchases, in the financial year 1988–89.
Contracts placed with private sector firms and companies for management or computer consultancies during 1988 were:116W
Consultants Subject Price Waterhouse Offshore supplies office: computerisation project Dataserv Computerisation of petroleum licence records BIS Cabling design for new HQ building Price Waterhouse Feasibility Study of computerisation of offshore drilling applications and approvals IML Assistance in setting up computer system for technical investigation into Piper Alpha disaster Price Waterhouse Reporting instructions for United Kingdom oil and gas production statistics Data Solve Ltd. Computer training Stuart McKechnie Ltd. Management training Training and Development Approaches Ltd. Advice on management training and appraisal Kleinwort Benson Financial advice including computer modelling Russell Reynolds Recruitment consultants for chairman of North Eastern electricity board