§ 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