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Consultancy Fees

Volume 455: debated on Monday 8 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport which 10 consultancy fees charged to his Department since May 1997 were the most expensive. (107181)

Individual fees are not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost. However, the following table shows the 10 highest value consultancy contracts in place since the Department was created in May 2002.

Contractor

Contract title/description

National Centre for Social Research

The National Travel Survey

Ove Arup, KPMG LLP, Halcrow Group, Babtie Group, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Robson Rhodes and Ernst and Young

To assist the Department on its policy, programme and projects with particular regard to providing improved commercial skills, value for money and delivery outcomes

Citigroup

Project Ariel—Corporate finance advice in relation to Network Rail financing

Atos Origin IT Services UK Ltd.

Transport Direct Portal—Consultancy element

AEA Technology PLC

Delivery of the National Cycling Strategy Board for England's annual work programme

Mott MacDonalds

High Speed Trains 2—Project management

CMC Partnership (UK) Ltd.

Consultancy Framework for DVLA

TRL and Loughborough University

On the spot accident data collection Phase 3

PA Consulting Group

Road Information Framework—Programme and Project Management Services

Linklaters

Cross Rail—Specialist Legal Adviser