HL Deb 25 February 1997 vol 578 cc83-4WA
Lord Cocks of Hartcliffe

asked the Chairman of Committees:

Further to his answer of 6 February 1997 (WA 154) regarding the cost of £144,667.11 for the Palace of Westminster Message Handling Review, what was the procedure for deciding the amount of time required by the consultants, who agreed the amount of time necessary to carry out the work required and when this agreement was made.

The Chairman of Committees (Lord Boston of Faversham)

A Tender Evaluation Board sat on 2 November 1995 and agreed to the scheme for the review as submitted by Deloitte and Touche Consulting Group. The board consisted of representatives of both Houses of Parliament and was assisted by CCTA Contracts Division.