§ Mr. Milburn
To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage 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. 
§ Mr. Dorrell
[holding answer 1 May 1995]: Since it was established in April 1992, my Department and its two agencies have to date spent approximately £66,000 on consultancy relating to market testing. Most of this sum was in connection with a scoping study on the strategic contracting out of central services.