HC Deb 23 March 1994 vol 240 c275W
Mr. Milburn

To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department how many contracts his Department has had with consultants; and what has been the total cost in each of the last five years.

Mr. John M. Taylor

On the best information currently available, 74 external consultancy projects were completed in 1992–93 and the total expenditure was £3..455 million. Comparable figures for earlier years are not available.