HC Deb 04 April 1989 vol 150 c181W
Mr. Dobson

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what were the total fees paid out by his Department to management consultants in 1979–80 and each year to date; and what is the estimate for the current year.

Mr. Ian Stewart

[holding answer 13 March 1989]: The information for 1979–80 to 1983–84 is available throughout Northern Ireland Departments only at disproportionate cost. Information for the year 1984–85 to date is as follows:

1984–85 2,352,311
1985–86 2,427,200
1986–87 2,742,192
1987–88 3,363,213
1988–89 13,273,430
1 Estimate.

In addition, the Northern Ireland Office and the Department of Finance and Personnel jointly shared the cost of a review of the Northern Ireland information services carried out in 1988. The review cost approximately £8,000.