asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection if he will list the subjects on which professional consultants' reports were commissioned by his Department, and the total cost to the Department of such reports, in each of the years 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977 and 1978.
Following is a list of reports commissioned since 1974 by my Department from professional management consultants. The list includes reports commissioned on behalf of the Monopolies and Mergers Commission.
|1978||Electricity supply meters Trading check franchise and financial services.|
|Prices in retailing.|
|Total cost||£4,484 ·00|