HC Deb 24 November 1999 vol 339 cc146-7W
Mr. Don Foster

To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department what has been spent by the Lord Chancellor's Department on external consultants and advisers since May 1997 funded from (i) his Department's programme provision and (ii) the Lord Chancellor's Department's running costs. [99487]

Mr. Lock

Expenditure for the Department for the financial years April 1997 to March 1999 is as follows, inclusive of current spendTo the end of October 1999: £9,579,287. £129,974 of this has been provided from programmed provision and the remainder from running costs.