§ Mr. Kilfoyle
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many contracts his Department has awarded to KPMG since 1997. 
§ Maria Eagle
From the establishment of the Department for Work and Pensions in 2001–02, the Department has let five contracts to KPMG under its management consultancy framework agreements. Before April 2001 contracts were awarded by Executive Agencies of the then DSS and by the Employment Service as Executive Agency of the then Department for Education and Employment. Information about these contracts was not collated centrally and could not now be obtained without incurring disproportionate cost.