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Consultancies

Volume 170: debated on Wednesday 28 March 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what was the total amount spent by the Welsh 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 Welsh 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 Welsh Development Agency has budgeted to spend in the current year.

The Welsh Development Agency has spent £139,534 on the following consultancy contracts in 1989:

CompanyAssignment
Ernst and YoungDocumentation for users of new computer systems and advice on implementing new systems.
P J SullivanDevelopment of integrated data bases from existing computer systems.
Beaufort ResearchMonitoring effectiveness of Agency marketing campaign in Wales
Numbers ResearchMonitoring effectiveness of Agency marketing campaign outside of Wales.
Taylor NelsonMonitoring effectiveness of Agency food initiative marketing campaign.
BJMCustomer attitudes monitoring.
The agency estimates that £150,000 will be spent on such contracts in 1990.