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Volume 170: debated on Friday 30 March 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health what was the total amount spent by his Department 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 his Department 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 his Department has budgeted to spend in the current year.

[holding answer 28 March 1990]: The estimated expenditure in the financial year 1989–90 on management and computer consultancy contracts (excluding hardware and software purchases) is £10·3 million. The amount budgeted to spend in 1990–91 is £8·5 million.A list giving details of each health-related management or computer consultancy awarded in 1989–90 has been placed in the Library.