HC Deb 12 April 1989 vol 150 cc592-601W
Mr. Tim Smith

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland 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. Ian Stewart

[holding answer 4 April 1989]: The total amount spent on management and computer consultancy in 1988 was £4,402,979. The remainder of the information is as follows:

Firm Subject of assignment
D. E. Barnard Systems Ltd. Historic Monuments/Building Branch Strategy Study Country/Wild-life Branch Strategy Study Training Division Project
Basil Singleton Assessing potential of Health Service sites for advertising hoardings
BDO Binder Hamlyn Financial Appraisals and Marketing Appraisals
Belmin Systems Ltd. Development of NI Parliamentary index
BIC Systems Ltd. Microcomputer Skills
Binder Hamlyn Industrial Science Division project
BIS Beecom Management Information System Marketing Appraisals
BIS Beecom (International) Ltd. Incentive Bonus schemes in DOE (NI) Works Service Specialised communication aspects of Integrated Computer System in DOE (NI) roads Service. Integrated Computer System in DOE Water Service. Monitoring Equal Opportunities in Public Bodies, Roads and Water Services integrated systems. User awareness— consultancy skills
BIS Mackintosh Marketing Appraisals Information on EEC anti-dumping tariffs as applicable to electronics companies
BPA (Tech Mangt) Ltd. Annual subscription to BPA Compass Scheme
Brennan and Simmons Leadership Training Training for Trainers
British Telecom Government Network
Capita DENI IT Strategy Social Security Fraud Scrutiny Human Resource Management System Advanced Office Management Information System
CARA Data Project Management
CCTA Project Support IT Development Study Strategy enabling study Review of Bureau Services
Centrehouse Management Financial appraisals
J. T. Chambers Analysis of transportation costs for an inward investment company
CIPFA Training for NICS Internal Auditors
CIPFA Services Ltd. Integrated Computer System in DOE (NI) Water Service
CI Training Microcomputer Skills
Collingwood Harris Business Co-operation: Feasibility study Company Matchmaking in Maryland, USA
Common Service Agency Scotland Community Health Index Project
John Compton Associates Marketing Appraisals
Computer Science Co. Ltd. Departmental Information Technology
Construction Industry Computer Association Procurement of computer aided design system
Consulting Partners International Marketing Appraisals

Firm Subject of assignment
Coopers & Lybrand NI Emigration Package Development and implementation of information technology strategy for social security benefit payments
Review of the Training Levy
"Total Quality Centre" feasibility study
Joint study with NM Rothchild & Sons Ltd—preliminary study on the privatisation of NIE
Application of Clerical Work Measurement
Project Sponsors
Financial & Marketing Appraisals
Company Appraisals
To review the present arrangements for testing motor vehicles in Northern Ireland and advise on the feasibility of the privatisation of this function
The supervision and monitoring the affairs of the NI Transport Holding Company and the three subsiduary transport operating companies
Cork Gully Study into the Procedures for Investigating Personal Bankruptcy
C S College PROMPT
Deloitte Haskins & Sells Integrated Computer System in DOE (NI) Roads Service Company Appraisals
Financial & marketing Appraisals
Department of the Environment Building project advice
Department of Finance & Personnel (PPRU) Survey of the disabled
Department of Information Services, University of Ulster Consultancy Services for Road Survey Vehicle project Support for software/electronics presentations in US Support for presentation to company in Switzerland
D J S Consultants Marketing Appraisals
Denham Nash Consultancy Skills Training
User Awareness
Diane Bailey Associates Staff Training
Digital Equipment Co Office automation
Elite Consultancy Services Project cost monitoring
EOSYS Data Communication
Ernst and Whinney Financial Appraisals
ESCO Management Consultants European salary survey for software industry
Analysis of large computer sites in Northem Ireland
Pauline Farrell Leadership Training
Training for Trainers
FIRA Marketing Appraisals
Flynn Moore Financial Appraisals
Focon International Marketing Appraisals
Furniture Industry Research Association Kitchen furniture—GB Market Survey
Gilpin Black Associates Financial Appraisals Management Training for Professional Staff
Gloria Henderson Management
Consultancy Social Security Fraud Scrutiny
Gryphon Group Provision Business Pack Stage 1, distance learning video/audio pack aimed at business management
W. Halcrow Efficiency study in the DOE (NI) Environmental Protection Division
Hanna Thompson and Co. Financial Appraisals
Stephen Hughes Associates Marketing Appraisals

Firm Subject of assignment
Victor Hausner and Associates Belfast Special Action Group/Belfast Initiative
HAY-MSL Review of salaries of senior NI Housing Executive Staff
IBI Corporate Services Financial Appraisals Study re sale of shares in textile company
ICL Systems Performance and Data Communications
Training Division Project VME
Industrial Training Services Community Projects Branch—Staff Training Review of health service personnel function Community Workshops Evaluation Monitoring of Recognised Training Organisations
Investment Bank of Ireland Study re sale of shares in textile company
Jackson Andrews Financial Appraisals
Mark Jampolc Business Co-operation: Feasibility report; then Company match-making; in North West Pennsylvania
Kleinwort Benson Privatisation of Short Bros PLC
Knight Wendling Technical Appraisals
Knowledge Tech Ltd Training Division Project
KPMG Peat Marwick Report on the UK market for sheep's milk and sheep's milk products Update of study into the commercial viability of an irradiation facility in Northern Ireland. The original study was carried out in 1986
Kurt Salmon Associates Study of the NI Clothing Industry
Lazard Bros Privatisation of Harland and Wolff
Learmont and Burchett Implementation of PROMPT Department of Agriculture Fatstock project—SSADM Project Control
Lindsay Marketing Marketing Appraisal
Gordon Lyell Associates The presentation and marketing of Historic Monuments in Northern Ireland, and in particular Carrickfergus Castle
C. and K. MacFarlane Marketing Appraisals
Stuart McKechanie Assignment Skills
J. Leslie McKeown Financial Appraisals
R. A. McLaughlin Assisting with the management of the EC Star (advanced telecommunications) Programme
D. J. MacRitchie Financial Appraisals
Mrs. D. Phillips To review the functions of the DOE (NI): Historic Monuments and Buildings Branch and the legislation under which it operates
Practical Management Consultants Marketing Appraisals
Price Waterhouse Evaluation of Training Programme for people in employment Study into the Comparative Corporate and Regional Tax Systems of the UK and ROI
Statutory audit of Northern Heaith Board Company Appraisals
Financial and Marketing Appraisals
John McVeigh and Co. Financial appraisals
Mandelo Development Consultants Study of contracting-out of economic development activities
A. Manning Associates Team development
Marceton Ltd. Marketing appraisals

Firm Subject of assignment
Market Research Scotland Marketing appraisals
Market Research UK Marketing and Management Information Services Marketing appraisals i Marketing appraisals
Meconsult Ltd. Evaluation of Information Technology Centre
Mindworks Partnership Business analysis training
Muir and Addy Management Services Financial appraisals
E. F. Munrose and Associates Marketing appraisals
Netherlands Economic Institute Prospects of economic development in NI
Northern Bank Pre-retirement
NI Council on Alcohol Alcohol awareness
North West Design Engineers Company appraisals
Oracle Obstetrics project
Oracle UK Oracle implementation
4 G. L. training
PA Consulting Services Introduction of a total quality management programme Preparation of guideline standards for work study
PA Management Consultants Marketing appraisals
Peat Marwick Company appraisals Financial-marketing appraisals Marketing appraisals
P. E. Consulting Group Marketing appraisals
Peterborough Software UNIPAY system
Michael Peters Group plc Provision of design clinics for NI business community "Profit by Design"
PRI Consultants Evaluation of Voluntary Organisations with regard to Grant Aid
Queen's University, Belfast Administrative Law, Basic Book-keeping, Investment Appraisal, Management Accounting, Policy Management, Tuition for Institute of Internal Auditors Examinations, Understanding Company Accountants
Quinn and Co. Financial Appraisals
David Rigby Associates Company Appraisals
Roffey Park Training for Trainers
RMA Management Consultants Company Appraisals
N. M. Rothchild and Sons Ltd. Joint study with Coopers and Lybrand—Preliminary study on the privatisation of NIE
Saville/Holdsworth Block funding assessment project
Sherwood Systems Ltd. Dataflex
Shirley M. Holt Associates Marketing Appraisals
Alan Smyth Associates Retention of services as IDB Quality Co-ordinator
Software Ireland Management Information System, Valuation/Land office
Stamen Horticultural activities for the mentally handicapped
Strategic Training Ltd. Marketing training courses for NI business management
Syntek Ltd. To review Transit computer procedures Training Division project

Firm Subject of assignment
Telebriton Ltd. Pilot Study—Defence Sector Market Strategy for NI
Identification of possible inward investment projects
Identification of possible inward investment projects
Software Fair in NIBC, London
Time Consulting Group Software Strategy for NI—Investigation of the role of a Resource Centre
Hans Tolin Business Co-operation:
Feasibility report
Company matchmaking with Swedish companies
Touche Ross Privatisation and monitoring of Harland & Wolff
Privatisation and monitoring of Short Bros PLC
Financial/Marketing Appraisals
Internal Audit Development
Mental Health Service Audit
Provision of NI Trade Director 1989 and Local Sourcing Database
Analysis of transportation costs to and from various locations
Market Research
Company Appraisals
Comparison of tax (personal and corporate) regimes in various European countries
Training and Development Associates Young People's Programme
University of Ulster Export Research Project
Personal Computers Appreciation
Policy Analysis
Policy Management
Report on research activities in informatics at NI universities
United Medical Enterprises Studies in connection with the export of NI
Health Care Expertise
Ritchie Ward Associates Project Management
Project Sponsors
Warne Franklin RAPRA Project—Technological Consultancy
Wilt Thornton Financial Appraisals
Xentec To review Transit computer procedures