HC Deb 01 May 1995 vol 259 c34W
Mr. Milburn

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment 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. [21366]

Miss Widdecombe

The cost of employing consultants to give support to the Employment Department Group's "Competing for Quality" programme for the period 1 April 1992 to 31 March 1995 was around £3.1 million.