To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will list the studies conducted inside his Department by management consultants over the last 10 years, naming the consultancy, the cost, the subject and the outcome in each instance.
The management consultancies, excluding computer consultants, engaged by my Department since 1984–85 are listed in the table. The annual costs have been aggregated so as to preserve commercial confidentiality.
Aggregated Annual cost (£)
|(v) Deloitte, Haskin and Sells||Review of veterinary manpower needs in the United Kingdom|
|1990–91||125,198 (Estimate)||(i) Touche Ross||Dairy Crest Foods: continuation of above|
|(ii) Deloitte, Haskin and Sells||Relocation of Ministry work: continuation of above|
|(iii) Mr. R. S. Crespi||Intellectual Property Rights and their exploitation|
|(iv) Prof. Righelato (Ashbourne Biosciences)||LINK programme on agro-food quality|
|(v) K. P. M. G. Peat Marwick McLintock||Training needs analysis|
The outcome of such studies is not recorded centrally. This information and data for earlier years can be provided only at disproportionate cost.