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Remploy: Manpower

Volume 459: debated on Tuesday 1 May 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will list the reports produced by consultants to his Department since 2001 relating to Remploy; and what changes in staff numbers were recommended by each. (133553)

The reports produced by consultants are listed in the following table.

Consultant

Purpose

2003-04

KPMG

External assurance and analysis of Remploy's commercial performance as a non-departmental public body

2004-05

KPMG

External assurance and analysis of Remploy's commercial performance as a non-departmental public body

2005-06

KPMG

External assurance and analysis of Remploy's commercial performance as a non-departmental public body

2006-07

PricewaterhouseCoopers

External review of the future business options for Remploy

The Department has not sought recommendations from consultants concerning changes in staff numbers, but the report from PricewaterhouseCoopers looked at various options for the future of the business.