HC Deb 19 March 1998 vol 308 c668W
Mr. Malcolm Bruce

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what is his estimate of the expenditure of his(a) Department, (b) agencies and (c) non-departmental public bodies on external consultants in (i) 1995–96, (ii) 1996–97, (iii) 1997–98 to date and (iv) 1997–98 full year; and if he will also estimate the cost savings resulting from the employment of such consultants for each of the above years. [26626]

Mr. Tom Clarke

[holding answer 5 February 1998]: My Department, its agencies and non-departmental public bodies use consultants for a wide variety of tasks. The available expenditure information is given in the following table:

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