HC Deb 16 May 1994 vol 243 cc352-3W
21. Mr. Milburn

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if he will make a statement about his Department's use of management consultants.

Mr. Scott

Management consultancy firms have mainly been used by the Department to assist with the development and maintenance of the major computer systems introduced to support the Department's business. These systems play a major part in enabling the Department and its agencies to deliver an efficient and professional service.

The introduction of these systems together with the use of consultants in other business areas has improved the quality of services provided throughout the Department.