HC Deb 15 December 1999 vol 341 cc206-7W
Mr. Don Foster

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment how much his Department's agencies and non-departmental public bodies have spent on external conz45sultants and advisers since May 1997. [102080]

Mr. Wills

[holding answer 13 December 1999]: The Department's NDPBs spent £22.062 million on external consultants and advisers. The individual NDPB expenditure is listed on the following table.

Department for Education and Employment—expenditure on consultants and advisers
May 1997 to-date Total
British Educational Communications and Technology (BECTa) 865
Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) 638
Education Transfer Council (ETC) 0
Engineering Construction Industry Training Board(ECITB) 35
Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) 147
Further Education Funding Council (FEFC) 2,510
Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) 2,847
Investors in People UK Ltd. (IIP) 4,614
Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) 3,800
Remploy Ltd. 816
Students Loan Company (SLC) 1,612
Teacher Training Agency (TTA) 4,174
Advisory Committee for Disabled People in Employment and Training (ACDET) 2
Disability Rights Task Force (DTRF) 1
National Disability Council (NDC) 0
New Deal Task Force (NDTF) 0
Race Employment and Education Forum (REEF) 1
Skills Task Force (STF) 0