§ Mr. Ruffley
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will list the services that KPMG have performed for his Department(a) since 1 May 1997 and (b) in the corresponding period prior to 1 May 1997, indicating the remuneration made in each case. 
§ Mr. Morley
[holding answer 22 February 1999]: From records held centrally, the services of KPMG have been sought on just one occasion since 1 April 1996 for a personnel study undertaken in March 1997 at a total VAT inclusive cost of £11,750. Information on the use of KPMG prior to 1 April 1996 can be provided only at disproportionate cost.