HC Deb 17 July 1995 vol 263 cc882-3W
Mr. Milburn

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will indicate which five consultancy firms have received most contracts from his Department(a) by number of contracts and (b) monetary value in the last five years for which figures are available. [33430]

Mr. Norris

The five consultancy firms that have received most contracts over the last five year are(a) by number of contracts, W.S. Atkins Consultants Ltd.; the MVA Consultancy; Peat Marwick/PMG; PA Consulting Groups; Admiral; and (b) by monetary value, Hambros Bank Ltd.; Linklaters and Paines; the MVA Consultancy; Touche Ross and Co; McKenna and Co.

Mr. Austin Mitchell

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many contracts and for what total sum were let out by his Departments and agencies for which he is responsible to(a) Coopers and Lybrand and its subsidiaries (b) Peat Marwick and its subsidiaries (c) Ernst and Young and its subsidiaries (d) Arthur Anderson and its subsidiaries (e) Price Waterhouse and its subsidiaries (f) Grant Thornton and its subsidiaries (g) Stoy Hayward and its subsidiaries (h) Robson Rhodes and its subsidiaries and (i) Pannell Kerr Forster and its subsidiaries for privatisation, market testing, management advice, accounting audit, consultancy and other services in 1993–94 and 1994–95. [33909]

Mr. Norris

The information requested is set out in the accompanying tables.

Number and value of contracts let during 1994–95
Coopers and Lyhrand Peat Marwick KPMG Ernst and Young Arthur Anderson Price Waterhouse Grant Thornton Stay Hayward Robson Rhodes Pannell Kerr Forster Total number Total Value £
Privatisation 1 2 3 1 7 1,467,082
Market testing 0 0
Management advice 1 1 2 4 44,365
Accounting 0 0
Audit 1 1 1 3 106,479
Consultancy 4 6 1 11 342,713
Other 0 0
Total 6 8 4 6 1 25 1,962,839