HC Deb 13 February 2004 vol 418 c332W
Mr. Flight

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the cost to his Department of using management consultants has been in each of the last five years. [148026]

Yvette Cooper

The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (ODPM) came into existence following the Machinery of Government changes on 29 May 2002. I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave to the hon. Member for Bridgwater (Liddell-Grainger) on 16 July 2003,Official Report, column 358W. The cost of using management consultants is not separately recorded and could be ascertained only at disproportionate cost.