HC Deb 28 March 1994 vol 240 c531W
Mr. Milburn

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment, pursuant to his answer of 23 March,Official Report, column 288, if he will list the number of contracts and their cost with management consultants in the latest year for which figures are available.

Mr. Michael Forsyth

In the period April 1993—March 1994, the Employment Department let 20 management consultancy contracts which had been drawn up by its business consultants lead buying unit to a value of £212,300. Information on contracts drawn up by the Department could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

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