HC Deb 25 November 1999 vol 339 c169W
Mr. Don Foster

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what has been spent by his Department on external consultants and advisers since May 1997 funded from (i) his Department's programme provision and (ii) his Department's running costs. [99483]

Ms Beverley Hughes

[holding answer 24 November 1999]: Estimated expenditure on external consultants by the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions, funded from programme provisions and running costs since May 1997 to 30 October 1999:

£ million
Year DETR spend on external consultants
Programme provision
May 1997–March 1998 2.65
April 1998–March 1999 2.37
April 1999–October 1999 0.01
Running costs
May 1997–March 1999 7.19
April 1998–March 1999 8.2
April 1999–October 1999 3.03