HL Deb 24 January 2005 vol 668 cc135-6WA
Lord Marlesford

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What consultancy contracts have been let in respect of the proposed identity card scheme; and in each case what are (a) the date of the contract; (b) the name of the consultant; (c) the purpose of the assignment; and (d) the cost of the contract. [HL591]

The Minister of State, Home Office (Baroness Scotland of Asthal)

The identity cards programme has let management consultancy contracts to the following organisations. Only the PA Consulting contract dated 7 June 2004 remains extant.

Organisation Details Dates Amount
Sirius consortium Advice on feasibility and costs 27 September 2002 £78,724
SchlumbergerSema (Atos Origin) Programme and project management advice 1 September 2003 £56,000
PA Consulting Services Limited Provision of project management consultancy 5 December 2003 £27,200
Shreeveport Management Consultancy, Facilitation of workshops and core proposition development 7 January 2004 £43,250
Axon Group plc Proposals relating to human resources 1 March 2004 £28,766

Organisation Details Dates Amount
Cornwell Management Consultants plc Assessment of potential public sector delivery partners 30 March 2004 £47,548
PA Consulting Services Limited Provision of management consultancy for the development of the ID card scheme 7 June 2004 £5,716,259 to 1/12/04