HC Deb 02 July 2003 vol 408 cc286-7W
Brian Cotter

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if he will list by project the consultancies(a) his Department and (b) its non-departmental public bodies have used on e-Government projects since 1 January 2001. [115229]

Mr. Charles Clarke

The principal consultancies used by the Department for Education and Skills since 1 January 2001 on e-Government projects in support of its e-business strategy are as follows. The list does not include consultancies on internal ICT projects, consultancies in support of specific services, or those used by non-departmental public bodies, as gathering this information would incur disproportionate cost.

Project Consultancy Activity
Higher Education Students Portal Kent Institute of Art and Design Portal development
The Parent Centre (Parents Portal) Cragg Ross Dawson Customer Research
BRMB International Management of customer focus groups
governornet (School Governors Portal) Define Solutions Customer Research
3T Portal design and development
Iris Associates Maintenance and improvement of School Governors website