§ Mr. McAllion
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will list the firms of consultants used by his Department as part of the market testing programme since November 1991 together with the total cost; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Kenneth Carlisle
Two consultancy advisory commissions have been awarded at a total cost of £26,650 plus VAT.
Mr. R. C. D. Walker, ICI Specialties, was appointed as a consultant to advise on the Department's proposed market testing and contracting-out programme. The appointment commenced on 31 January 1992 and was completed by 31 March 1992.
CSL Group Ltd. was appointed to provide advice for certain customers of the Driver, Vehicles and Operators Information Technology Agency in preparation for changed contractual arrangements resulting from the privatisation of DVOIT. The appointment commenced on 22 January 1993.