HC Deb 21 October 2002 vol 391 cc5-6W
David Davis

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will list external(a) public relations/communications companies, (b) advertising and marketing companies,(c) management consultancies (d) accountancy companies, (e) banking firms, (f) individual consultants and (g) other specialist consultancies used by his Department since June 2001; what actions those consultancies/companies have performed within his Department; and what costs have been incurred through use of these consultancies/companies. [74679]

Mr. Paul Murphy

Since June 2001 the Wales Office has employed no consultants under(a), (b), (c), (d), or (e).

Since June 2001 the Wales Office has employed a firm of consultants called Inbucon who undertook a staffing review, one legal consultant called Helen Bennett Associates, who gave specific legal guidance to the Wales Office and Open Connections a records management consultancy firm, who advised on improving the document and records management systems.

The cost of using these consultants is commercially confidential.

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