HC Deb 15 April 2002 vol 383 c736W
Mr. Peter Duncan

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions how much his Department has spent on external consultants in each of the past five years. [46035]

Dr. Whitehead

[holding answer 26 March 2002]: The Department's consultancy spend is as follows:

2000–01 98,700,000
2001–02 119,022,000

These figures include spend by the former Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions. Figures for the previous three years can be provided only at disproportionate cost.