HC Deb 20 April 1994 vol 241 c535W
Mr. Byers

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment how much has been spent on consultants' fees by each urban development corporation since the corporations' inception.

Mr. Baldry

Urban development corporations contract our project management, legal, planning, architectural and engineering design and a range of other services to private sector consultants. In addition consultants are commissioned to produce reports, although this represents only a small proportion of the total expenditure. Expenditure from inception to 31 March 1994 on consultants' fees is as follows:

Urban development corporation £ million
Birmingham heartlands 0.54
Black country 27.68
Bristol 6.40
Central Manchester 6.00
Leeds 4.93
London docklands 152.70
Merseyside 24.40
Plymouth 0.58
Sheffield 11.14
Teesside 226.92
Trafford Park 22.03
Tyne and Wear 25.49
1 Figures from 1 April 1990 to 31 March 1994—project consultancies only. Figures from inception to 31 March 1990 not available.
2 Figures up to 31 March 1993.