HC Deb 26 February 1993 vol 219 c755W
Ms Mowlam

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many contracts for consultancies were awarded by his Department over(a) the last 12 months and (b) 1991–92.

Mr. Nelson

The Treasury introduced a new computerised system for purchasing goods and services during 1991–92. The records for that year are incomplete. Sixteen consultancy contracts are recorded as having been awarded in 1991–92; 47 have been awarded so far in 1992–93. Comprehensive information for 1991–92 could be provided only at disproportionate cost.