HC Deb 14 June 1994 vol 244 c446W
Mrs. Dunwoody

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will list for each of the last five years the cost to public funds of consultancy work provided by(a) KPMG Peat Marwick, (b) Touche Ross, (c) Price Waterhouse, (d) Ernst and Young, (e) CSL, (f) Prime, (g) Basis, (h) Theodore Goddard, (i) Dibb Lupton Broomhead, (j) Capita and (k) Shreeveport to his Department; and if he will list any other firms which have provided consultancy work and the costs to public funds for each of the last five years.

Sir John Wheeler

Details of payments to individual consultancy firms have not been disclosed as this would breach commercial confidentiality. A list of the consultancy firms employed each year has been placed in the library.

Expenditure on consultants by Northern Ireland Departments for each of the last five financial years is as follows:

1989–90 12,901,349
1990–91 7,674,423
1991–92 12,987,469
1992–93 8,717,868
1993–94 15,408,337