§ Mrs. Dunwoody
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many consultants the SRA employs; and what specialities they cover. 
§ Mr. Jamieson
Since 1 April 2002 the Strategic Rail Authority has employed the services of 95 consultancy firms with expenditure valued above £25,000. The work procured covers a wide range of subjects, including legal, financial, technical and IT services. Information regarding the work procured valued at under £25,000 is not readily available.