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Computer Consultancies

Volume 229: debated on Tuesday 27 July 1993

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To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department if he will list all the computer consultancies employed by his Department, since November 1991, the tasks for which they were engaged, and the total cost to his Department.

Between 1 November 1991 and 30 June 1993, the Lord Chancellor's Department has awarded contracts for information technology services to 38 companies. The total cost of these contracts is £2,182,473.Information about the companies to whom contracts were awarded is commercial in confidence and may not be revealed.

To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department if he will list all the computer consultancies employed by the Land Registry, since November 1991, the tasks for which they were engaged, and the total cost to his Department.

The hon. Member's question concerns a specific matter on which the chief executive of Her Majesty's Land Registry is best placed to provide an answer and I have accordingly asked the chief executive to reply direct.

Letter from John Manthorpe to Mr. John McAllion, dated 26 July 1993:

Parliamentary question No. 93/480 computer consultancies employed by HM Land Registry
As Chief Executive it is my responsibility to answer questions on operational matters concerning HM Land Registry. Consequently, the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, has asked me to reply to your Parliamentary Question to him concerning the use of computer consultants.
In reply to your question, I can confirm that no computer consultancies have been employed by HM Land Registry since November 1991.
I hope you find this reply helpful. A copy will appear in the Official Report and a copy will be placed in the House library.