HC Deb 13 November 2001 vol 374 c722W
Mr. Andrew Turner

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what was the(a) direct cost and (b) the cost of external contractors and advisers to her Department of each local education authority intervention in the last 12 months.[14135]

Mr. Timms

The direct cost to the Department of local education authority interventions is the staff time of the officials concerned. The cost of individual contracts with external contractors and advisers for intervention work is commercial in confidence.