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Management Consultants

Volume 174: debated on Monday 18 June 1990

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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.

Financial year

Aggregated Annual cost (£)

Management consultancies


(v) Deloitte, Haskin and SellsReview of veterinary manpower needs in the United Kingdom
1990–91125,198 (Estimate)(i) Touche RossDairy Crest Foods: continuation of above
(ii) Deloitte, Haskin and SellsRelocation of Ministry work: continuation of above
(iii) Mr. R. S. CrespiIntellectual Property Rights and their exploitation
(iv) Prof. Righelato (Ashbourne Biosciences)LINK programme on agro-food quality
(v) K. P. M. G. Peat Marwick McLintockTraining 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.