HC Deb 04 February 1997 vol 289 cc550-1W
Mr. Straw

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many contracts worth more than £250,000 his Department gave to external consultants in each of the last five years; to whom these contracts were let; and what work the consultants were contracted to undertake. [13761]

Mr. Howard

The following 17 contracts worth more than £250,000 were given by my Department to external consultants in the last five years.

Company Description
DBI Associates STRATEG—prison service computer package to aid industrial production and stock control
Ernst and Young Pay and grading review for prison service
Harvey Consultants Phoenix project software package (Home Office wide arrangement)
SEMA Immigration and nationality directorate caseworking study
Lazard Brothers and Company Limited Financial services—secure training centres—Cookham Wood and Gringley, Home Office, Juvenile offenders unit
Lazard Brothers and Company Limited Financial services Bridgend and Fazakerley prisons
Coopers and Lybrand Project Management—Fazakerley and Bridgend prisons.
Information Marketing Associates National automated fingerprinting information system simulation model—police information technology organisation
Terry Hamer Associates Programming and application project management of public safety radio

Company Description
communications project—police information technology organisation
Coopers and Lybrand Private finance initiative advice—prison service
Charterhouse Bank Financial services—Lowdham Grange prison and future prison projects
Ove Arup and Partners Compliance monitoring—Bridgend prison
Mouchel Management Compliance monitoring—Fazakerley prison
Mott Ewbank Preece Technical and commercial advice for fire service radio communications strategy—police information technology organisation
Charterhouse Bank Financial services—police radio communications project—police information technology organisation
KPMG Quantum scoping study, procurement and implementation—Prison Service
Mouchel Management Compliance monitoring—Lowdham Grange prisoners