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Accountants And Consultants

Volume 31: debated on Friday 12 November 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the occasions on which his Department has used from outside the Civil Service (a) accountants, (b) management consultants and (c) other consultants since June 1979, giving in each case the dates and nature of the assignment, together with the names of the individuals, partnerships or institutions involved.

The information is as follows:

POLICE DEPARTMENT
DateAssignmentConsultants
Directorate of Telecommunications
July 1979–October 1980Automatic vehicle locationLaserscan Laboratories Ltd.
July 1979–July 1982Compatible single sidebandUniversity of Leeds
February-May 1980Mobile date highwayCambridge Consultants Ltd.
March-December 1980Mobile data interfaceMarconi Space and Defence Systems Ltd.
March-September 1980Mobile data interfaceFocom Systems Ltd.
June-September 1980Mobile date interfaceITT Ltd.
July-October 1980Automatic VHF surveyLaserscan Laboratories Ltd.
July-August 1980; October 1980Motor cycle helmets, wind tunnel testsUniversity of Southampton
September 1980–March 1981Multi-modulation, mobile radioPye Telecoms Ltd.
November 1980–May 1982Foreign broadcasting interferenceLaserscan Laboratories Ltd.
January 1981–April 1982Link measuring techniquesCambridge Consultants Ltd.
January 1981–(continuing)Spread spectrum signallingUniversity of Leeds
November 1981Line synchronisation studyUniversity of Bath
January 1982; September 1982Computing aids for radio frequency planningPE Consulting Group
January-February 1982Aerial testingUnderwater Technology and Scientific Consultants
February 1982Management information for frequency conversion programmeSystems Designers Ltd.
February 1982–(continuing)Interference analysis, mobile radio servicesUniversity of Southampton
July 1982–(continuing)Vehicle container for radio equipmentInternational Automotive Design Ltd. ERA Technology Ltd.
August 1982Mobile data communicationsPlessey Electronic Systems Ltd. Preece, Cardew and Rider Ltd. Marconi Space and Defence Systems Ltd.
DateAssignmentConsultants
November 1982Equaliser computationUniversity of Bath
Police National Computer Unit
July 1979–1980Engineering servicesJ.H. Buckle and Partners
October 1981Cooling capacity of air conditioning equipmentMatthew Hall
June 1982Stand-by Battery conditionTungsten Batteries
Scientific, Research and Development Branch
July 1979Scientific advice to BranceProfessor R. J Elliot
July 1979Scientific advice to BranchProfessor K. W. H. Stevens
July 1979–September 1981Scientific advice to BranchDr. C. S. G. Phillips
July 1979–March 1981Scientific advice to BranchProfessor B. H. P. Rivett
Forensic Science Service
July 1979–August 1984Advice on research and developmentProfessor D. J. Gee
July 1979–(continuing)Advice on research and developmentProfessor Dr. B. W. Langley ICI Ltd.
January 1982–(continuing)Advice on research and developmentProfessor J. M. Thomas
RESEARCH AND PLANNING UNIT
July 1979–September 1981General advice to unitProfessor A. B Cherns
September 1979Criminological issuesProfessor Norval Morris
October 1979–September 1982Operational researchProfessor B. H. P Rivett
November 1980; April 1981Crime SurveyDr. W. G. Skogan
September 1981–August 1982Crime SurveyMs. Hazel Genn
December 1981–May 1982Crime surveyMr. Clive Payne
January 1982–June 1982Magistrates' courts researchMr. Tom Church
April 1982–(continuing)General adviceProfessor B. Abel-Smith
May 1982Criminological researchProfessor M. Wolfgang
September 1982Resource allocationDr. D. K. H. Begg
PRISON DEPARTMENT
January 1980, November 1980, September 1981 and August 1982Technical and commercial advice to the Directorate of Industries and FarmsSpiralux Ltd.
DateAssignmentconsultants
January-February 1980, November 1980; January-March 1982 April–1980; September–1980; January 1981Technical and commercial advice to the Directorate of Industries and FarmsFurniture Industry Research Association Lyken Electronics Ginburka International Jern Holdings Ltd.
May 1981Technical and commercial advice to the Directorate of Industries and FarmsEuro Projection Ltd.
September 1982Technical and commercial advice to the Directorate of Industries and FarmsLarge and Associates Ltd.
1980–(continuing)Advice to the Prison Department on a costing system and to the Directorate of Industries and Farms on organisational structure, management information and accountancy systems and profitabilityArthur Young, McClelland, Moores and Company*†
OTHERS
July 1979–April 1980Advice on propagation in relation to radio-communicationDr. J. A. Saxton
May 1981Adevice on propagation in relation to radio-communicationDr. J. A. Lane
January 1980London taxi costsDixon, Wilson and Co.*
April-July 1981Police expenditureCoopers and Lybrand Associates Ltd†
November 1981Dissolution and distribution of funds of licensing compensation authoritiesMr. P. J. Dickerson Howard Tilly and Co.
December 1981Horserace betting levy schemeMr. R. N. D. Langdon, Spicer and Pegler*
March 1982Frequency assignment and licensing computer systemMr. M. N. Williams LA Computer Service
March 1982Magistrates' courts criminal statistics computerisationSound Techniques Ltd.

* Accountants

† Management Consultants