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Volume 406: debated on Wednesday 4 June 2003

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To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will list by project the consultancies (a) his Department and (b) its non-departmental public bodies have used on e-government projects since 1st January 2001. [115231]

Since 1 January 2001 the following consultancies have been used to provide advice on e-government to the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister:active population in England (i) are from ethnic minorities and (ii) people with disabilities. [115488]

The information requested is in the following table.

Percentage from ethnic minority backgroundsPercentage with disabilities
Audit Commission staff (2001/02)7.73.0
Local authority staff (average figures from best value performance indicators 2001/02)3.22.4
Economically active population in England (figures from February 2003 Quarterly Labour Force Survey)7.813.2