§ Mr. Battle
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many of his Department's contractors are also listed as consultants under the enterprise initiative assisted consultancy scheme; and what proportion of the number of projects their work comprises.
§ Mr. Leigh
The Department has five main contractors who are responsible for the administration of the enterprise initiative assisted consultancy scheme. In turn, the Chartered Institute of Marketing, as one of the main contractors, sub-contracts most of its operation to four regional contractors. Of the nine bodies concerned, five are listed as consultants under the scheme. Since the enterprise initiative was introduced in January 1988, they have been responsible collectively for 1.9 per cent. of the total projects completed to date across all six consultancy schemes.