HC Deb 01 May 1995 vol 259 c110W
Mr. Milburn

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if he will estimate the cost of employing consultants in connection with market testing programmes in which his Department has been engaged since their inception. [21376]

Mr. Hague

The cost of external consultancy support for the Department's market testing programmes in the period of April 1992 to 31 March 1995 is estimated as £5,551,000.