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Departments: Consultants

Volume 459: debated on Tuesday 1 May 2007

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much his Department has spent on external consultants in the 2006-07 financial year. (123842)

For the purposes of this answer, this question is taken to refer to all contracted out professional services and professional staff substitution. In the first 10 months of 2006-07, the Treasury spent £4.93 million on these services. This includes fees paid to Partnerships UK for their work providing project and policy support to the Treasury and other public bodies on the development, procurement and implementation of public private partnerships.