§ Mr. Gray
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many contracts the Home Office has with consultants; what level of professional indemnity insurance is standard in contracts with small consultants; whether he can make exceptions to the level of professional indemnity insurance; and what recent discussions he has had with other Government Departments about the level of professional indemnity insurance. 112W
§ Beverley Hughes
[holding answer 18 April 2002]: The Home Office currently have in use 88 consultancy contacts.
The level of professional indemnity insurance set is commensurate with the level of risk and type and value of contract.
As with previous Administrations it is not Government practice to provide details of meetings with other Government Departments.