HC Deb 04 April 1989 vol 150 cc94-5W
Mr. Tim Smith

To ask the Secretary of State for Health 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. Mellor

The estimated total expenditure in 1988 on health-related consultancy contracts was £2.413 million.

Expenditure was from a joint health and social security budget and has had to be apportioned where consultants were engaged on projects covering both health and social security matters.

A list giving details of each health-related management or computer consultancy awarded in 1988 has been placed in the Library.