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Accountants And Consultants

Volume 32: debated on Wednesday 24 November 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment 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 requested is as follows:Expenditure by my Department on the services of outside consultants has been as follows:

Start dateAssignmentOrganisation/Consultant
May 1981DOE/DTp/PSA Library reviewUrwick Orr
June 1981Assistance with Rayner scrutiny of running costs in DOE(C) and follow-upPeat Marwick Mitchell & Co.
June 1981Recruitment of Regional Water Authority ChairmanTyzack & Partners Ltd.
August 1981Assistance with Merseyside initiativesCoopers & Lybrand
September 1981Preparation of business plan for Hydraulics Research StationCoopers & Lybrand
October 1981HQ Accommodation ReviewSPACE Planning Services Ltd.
October 1981Review of 1982–83 budgets of RWAsCoopers & Lybrand
Price Waterhouse
Arthur Andersen
Peat Marwick Mitchell & Co.
October 1981British Waterways Board studyInbucon
April 1982Team Action Management ProgrammeBusiness Planning & Development
April 1982Review of Contracts work in PSADeloitte, Haskins & Sells
April 1982Inquiry into safeguards against fraud and corruptionTouche Ross & Co., and Sir Geoffrey Wardale
May 1982Advice to London Zoo Study TeamCoopers & Lybrand
June 1982Communication and Participation--Team BriefingThe Industrial Society
June 1982PSA RestructuringMr. N. W. Bowie
June 1982Housing association grant proceduresArthur Andersen
July 1982Financial Management in the Directorate of Ancient Monuments and Historic BuildingsCoopers & Lybrand
August 1982Co-ordination of PSA Restructuring ProposalsDeloittes, Haskins & Sells
August 1982PSA RestructuringMr. H. J. Cruikshank
August 1982Audit Commission (Chief Executive)Spencer Stuart Associates
August 1982Accounting Implications of Establishing a Property DivisionCoopers & Lybrand
October 1982PSA's Image: Attitude ResearchProfessor A. Cherns
October 1982Recruitment of Chairman (Audit Commission)Spencer Stuart Associates
November 1982Organisation of Design Effort in PSAMr. D. A. Joughin
Various32 Value for Money Studies of Local Authority expenditure commissioned by the District Audit ServiceVarious firms of accountants