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Bird and Bird Solicitors

Volume 449: debated on Monday 11 September 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what contracts were awarded by his Department to Bird and Bird Solicitors in each year since 1997; what the (a) value and (b) duration of each such contract was; and if he will make a statement. (88181)

I am advised that the (a) value and (b) duration of contracts awarded by the Home Department to Bird and Bird Solicitors in each year since 1997 are as follows:

Year awarded

Contract and duration

Expenditure to date (£)

1997-98

IPS: Provision of legal advice and services to IPS and CRB 1997-2007

805,693

1998-99

Prisons Quantum Project and associated IT projects 1998-2006

1,451,590

2000-01

Managed Payroll Service Contract, August

1,293

2002-03

Managed Payroll Service Contract

9,955

2005-06

Prisons: Control accounts, Phoenix Shared Service Centre and Service Management Group 2005

91,000

2005-06

Financial and banking matters 2005

64,449