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Departments: Consultants

Volume 459: debated on Tuesday 1 May 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much his Department paid to (a) the Adam Smith Institute, (b) Accenture and (c) KPMG for work in each of the last six years. (134628)

The information is as follows:

£

Adam Smith Institute

Accenture

KPMG

2001-02

473,171

0

5,135,556

2002-03

0

0

2,406,887

2003-04

0

0

40,752

2004-05

0

41,374

0

2005-06

0

15,510

0

2006-07

0

113,750

0

DFID also has contracts with Adam Smith International Ltd., which is a separate self-financing commercial organisation. Data during the same period is as follows:

Adam Smith International (£)

2001-02

9,139,631

2002-03

7,050,474

2003-04

9,383,626

2004-05

8,786,406

2005-06

13,964,873

2006-07

14,754,673

These organisations have undertaken a range of public service reforms, in accordance with the requirements of development recipients. Examples are support to the South African Government's restructuring of state-owned organisations, and capacity building support for the Afghanistan Ministry of Commerce.