HC Deb 08 February 1995 vol 254 cc332-3W
Mr. Donohoe

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, pursuant to his answer of 20 December,Official Report, column 1055, which posts were filled as a result of the employment of executive search agencies, which executive search companies were involved in this exercise; and what were the values of the individual contracts involved.

Mr. Lang

Between 2 December 1993 and 30 November 1994, my Department made use of executive search agencies Goddard Kay Rogers and Associates Ltd. and Korn Ferry International. These were for appointments to Director of Human Resources and Director of Finance respectively, both within the NHS-Management Executive in Scotland. The total cost was £69,912 including VAT, as stated on 20 December 1994,Official Report, column 1055.

In addition, although none of my agencies has used executive search agencies for search purposes, the Scottish Prison Service has used recruitment services provided by the following companies:

Melville Craig Marketing and sales manager
NB Selection Five human resource managers; one senior procurement officer
Rileys Ongoing campaign to recruit band C
Search Prison officers. Partial cost only paid so far. Remaining costs to be paid at the successful conclusion of the campaign.
Search Procurement buyer

The cost of this work, which involves advertising arid dealing with resulting applications was £64,358.84.

The value of individual contracts is a matter for the companies themselves and is regarded as commercial in confidence.

Back to