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Volume 281: debated on Wednesday 17 July 1996

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To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list the number, nature and value of contracts awarded by his Department to Coopers and Lybrand, KPMG, Price Waterhouse, Ernst and Young, Deloitte and Touche, Arthur Andersen, Grant Thornton, BDO Stoy Hayward, Pannel Kerr Forster, and Robson Rhodes and their subsidiaries and associates, during 1995 and 1996. [37326]

requested for 1995–96 is as follows:

Nature of ContractValue £
Coopers and LybrandAdvice on IT strategies7,708
Coopers and LybrandPriority base budgeting review2,370
Coopers and LybrandFinancial accounts663
Price WaterhouseExamination of urban programme funding5,500
Price WaterhouseReview and report on Historic Scotland treatment of VAT4,000
Ernst and YoungVFM study10,827
This information relates only to the appointment of management consultants. Information relating to appointments for services provided by lawyers, surveyors, civil engineers, auditors, etcetera. is not included as this information is not held centrally.