§ Mr. Cousins
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the(a) nature and (b) value was of all contracts, consultancies or other services placed with the accountancy firms (i) Deloitte & Touche, (ii) Ernst & Young, (iii) KPMG and (iv) PricewaterhouseCoopers since 2000–01 by the Department and its agencies. 
§ Mr. Pearson
The nature and value of all contracts, consultancies or other services placed with the four firms listed since 2000–01 for the Northern Ireland Administration (including the Northern Ireland Office itself, but excluding non-departmental public bodies) was as follows:
Nature Value (£) Deloitte & Touche Management Advisory 3,347,476.35 Financial Advisory 1,789,127.00 Assurance 142,492.30 Human Resources 15,093.43 Internal Audit1 386,076.00 Research 583,110.18 Marketing 0.00 Miscellaneous 804,604.35 Total2 7,223,219.18 Ernst & Young 101,442.00 Management Advisory 126,000.00 Financial Advisory 0.00 Assurance 0.00 Human Resources 0.00 Internal Audit 0.00 Research 0.00 Marketing 0.00 Total 227,442.00 KPMG Management Advisory 191,872.00 Financial Advisory 1,227,193.00 Assurance 800.00 Human Resources 30,638.00 Internal Audit 0.00 Research 194,317.50 Marketing 102,813.00 Total3 1,748,867.25 Pricewaterhouse Coopers Management Advisory 2,314,243.94 Financial Advisory 5,791,095.50 Assurance 589,706.69 Human Resources 1,616,008.00 Internal Audit 2,808.26 Research 736,466.70 Marketing 82,625.00 Miscellaneous 198,148.00 Total4 11,813,868.82
1 Some of these contracts were let by DRD to procure services on behalf of other Departments.
2 The value of all contracts awarded to Deloitte & Touche by DSD in 2000–01 was £79,789.57.
DOE awarded Deloitte & Touche £75,450 in IT projects.
These amounts were not categorised but are included in the Deloitte & Touche total.932W
3 The value of all contracts awarded to KPMG by DSD in 2000–01 was £1,233.75.
This amount was not categorised but is included in the KPMG total.
4 The value of all contracts awarded to Pricewaterhouse Coopers by DSD in 2000–01 was £179,731.70.
DOE awarded Pricewaterhouse Coopers £303,035.00 in IT projects.
These amounts were not categorised but are included in the Pricewaterhouse Coopers total.
Deloitte & Touche Miscellaneous—contracts which were not categorised as follows:Young people—work in relation to religion and morals today;Security Consultation;Training;Redesign of processes and acquisition of new IT system and related work;Provision of technical advice about the development of improved IT services;Provision of technical advice on the development of cross-cutting IT services to the six Criminal Justice Organisations (CJOs);Review of Qualifications for Probation Officers; and IT.
Pricewaterhouse Coopers Miscellaneous—contracts which were not categorised as follows:Provision of work study practitioners;Training; andPFI course tailored specifically to Health Estates.