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Outside Consultants

Volume 982: debated on Wednesday 2 April 1980

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asked the Minister for the Civil Service what is his policy in respect of obtaining the services of outside consultants for operations within the Civil Service; and where lists of such appointments are published.

Where it is thought that expertise not available in the Civil Service would be of value, the use of outside consultants is considered. The procedure to be followed by Departments for employing management consultants is laid down in CD's code of practice which is published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office. Lists of management consultancy assignments commissioned by Departments are published from time to time in Management Services in Government.