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Sda (Contracts)

Volume 128: debated on Thursday 25 February 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list the contracts, with the subject of the assignment, awarded to management consultants or accounting firms by the Scottish Development Agency, with the name of the consultant concerned.

[holding answer 29 January 1988]: The amounts spent by the Scottish Development Agency on consultants' fees are given in the table. A detailed breakdown comprising the subject of the assignment and the names of the consultants cannot be provided without incurring disproportionate expense and breaching commercial confidentiality.

1 To 31 December.
The figures, which exclude fees associated with capital contracts, include fees on research and development, advisory services, appraisal and administration (for example, tax and accountancy advice, pension and legal consultancies).