§ Mr. Milburn
To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many contracts his Department has had with consultants; and what has been the total cost in each of the past five years.
§ Mr. David Davis
The cost of contracts let by the Cabinet Office, its agencies, COI and HMSO is not held centrally in the form requested. The full information can be provided only at disproportionate cost.
The costs of consultancy contracts let by the Cabinet Office and its agencies in 1992–93 and 1993–94 to date are as follows:
£ 1992–93 4,054,273 1993–94 7,472,097
The cost of consultancy contracts awarded by COI and HMSO in 1992–93 and 1993–94 to date are as follows:
£ COI 1992–93 136,460 11993–94 55,189 HMSO1 1992 410,075 1993 1,061,025 1 To date.