HC Deb 18 November 2003 vol 413 c826W
Mr. Oaten

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many projects his Department has contracted out to external consultancies in each year since 1997; and at what cost. [138501]

Fiona Mactaggart

Information by project is not held centrally for the Home Department and is not available in the format requested. To provide a complete answer in the time available will incur disproportionate costs.

A similar question was asked earlier this year about spend on consultancy. I therefore refer the hon. Member to the answer given on 29 January, Official Report, column 913W.