HC Deb 24 February 1999 vol 326 cc336-7W
Mr. Ruffley

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office 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. [72003]

Mr. Kilfoyle

[holding answer on 22 February 1999]: The information requested for the period before 1 May 1997 could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

Since 1 May 1997, KPMG have provided the following services to the Cabinet Office, its Agencies and COI:

  1. 1. Seminar on cross-departmental working
  2. 2. Pilot study on the use of the Government Procurement Card in the central Cabinet Office
  3. 3. Development of IS strategy for the Government of Barbados
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  5. 4. Secondment to the Better Regulation Unit
  6. 5. Internal audit needs assessment for TBA
  7. 6. Assistance with TBA's Year 2000 contingency strategy
  8. 7. Internal audit service to CCTA.

There is no charge to the Cabinet Office for the services at items 1 and 2 above.

The then Overseas Development Administration reimbursed the Cabinet Office the full cost of item 3.

The total cost since 1 May 1997 of items 3 to 7 is £151,663, including VAT.