HC Deb 31 March 1993 vol 222 c194W
Mr. Grocott

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which expenditure heading within his Department's budget includes the cost of employing management consultants; and what has been the total expenditure under this heading, for each of the last five years.

Mr. Aitken

The costs of management consultancy contracts can be attributed to various vote sub-items of the Defence budget. The total costs of employing management consultants for each of the last five years have been as follows:

Financial year £ million
1987–88 5.140
1988–89 3.109
1989–90 5.292
1990–91 3.935
1991–92 5.700