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Accountancy Services

Volume 406: debated on Thursday 12 June 2003

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To ask the Solicitor-General what the total cost to her Department was for accountancy services in 2002. [101862]

[holding answer 12 March 2003]:The total cost to the Crown Prosecution Service for accountancy services provided in 2002–03 by external firms of accountants was £57,000.The total cost to the Serious Fraud Office for accountancy services provided in 2002–03 by external firms of accountants was £2,542,511. The Serious Fraud Office has only incurred costs on the use of specific accountancy expertise to support case investigations during the financial year 2002–03. There has been no administrative accountancy service other than external and internal audits by the National Audit Office and the Inland Revenue respectively.The Treasury Solicitor's Department, HM Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate and Legal Secretariat to the Law Officers have not expended any costs on external firms of accountants in the period 2002–03.

To ask the Solicitor-General what the total cost to her Department was for accountancy services in 2002–03. [109484]

[holding answer 28 April 2003]:The total cost to the Crown Prosecution Service for accountancy services provided in 2002–03 by external firms of accountants was £57,000.The total cost to the Serious Fraud Office for accountancy services provided in 2002–03 by external firms of accountants was £2,542,511. The Serious Fraud Office has only incurred costs on the use of specific accountancy expertise to support case investigations during the financial year 2002–03. There has been no administrative accountancy service other than external and internal audits by the National Audit Office and the Inland Revenue respectively.The Treasury Solicitor's Department, HM Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate and Legal Secretariat to the Law Officers have not expended any costs on external firms of accountants in the period 2002–03