§ Mr. Malcolm Bruce
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what are her latest estimates of the expenditure on all external consultants, including management consultants, for each year since 1987, in 1994 prices, for her Department and its agencies; and what are the quantified annual cost savings which such expenditure has resulted in.
§ Mr. Sackville
The Department of Health has spent the following amounts, in 1994 prices, from running costs on consultancy since its establishment as a separate Department.
- 1990–91: £20,974,000
- 1991–92: £26,007,000
- 1992–93: £18,977,000
- 1993–94: £15,933,037
The Department is unable to separately identify those savings that were made as a direct result of consultancy expenditure.