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Consultancies

Volume 170: debated on Wednesday 28 March 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what was the total amount spent by the Scottish Development Agency in 1989 on management and computer consultancy contracts, excluding hardware and software purchases; if he will list each management or computer consultancy contract awarded by the Scottish Development Agency in 1989, giving in each case the name of the consultancy firm and the subject of the assignment; and what is the total amount that the Scottish Development Agency has budgeted to spend in the current year.

Expenditure by the Scottish Development Agency on management and computer consultancy contracts for the period 1 April 1989 to 23 March 1990 amounted to £7,961,000. The budgeted figure for the financial year 1990–91 is £10,722,000. Both these figures include fees for research and development, advisory services, appraisal and administration, such as tax and accounting advice, pension and legal consultancies.