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Consultants

Volume 449: debated on Wednesday 19 July 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much was spent by (a) his Department and (b) the Identity and Passport Service on consultants working on (i) identity cards, (ii) e-passports and (iii) identity management in each of the last four years; and how much has been spent on each category in 2006-07. (85339)

Expenditure on consultancies by the Home Office and the United Kingdom Passport Service (up to 31 March 2006) and the Identity and Passport Service (from 1 April 2006) was as follows:

£000

Identity cards (includes identity management)

e-passports

2003-04

232

467

2004-05

9,207

1,752

2005-06

21,148

2,319

2006-07 (April to June)

4,764

371