HC Deb 21 January 2003 vol 398 c295W
Mr. Bercow

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the total cost to his Department was of the use of external consultants in 2002. [90512]

Mr. Blunkett

The total cost to the Home Department of using external consultants for the financial year 2001–02 was £21,147,058. The cost in this year includes the cost of establishing the National Probation Directorate and various consultancies on IT business change.

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