HC Deb 01 May 1995 vol 259 c79W
Mr. Milburn

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will estimate the cost of employing consultations in connection with market-testing programmes in which his Department has been engaged since their inception. [21362]

Mr. Jack

For the period November 1991 to date the total cost to the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, together with its executive agencies, of employing consultants in connection with market testing programmes is estimated to be £1,394,456.