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Departments: Consultants

Volume 460: debated on Thursday 24 May 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will list the outside (a) agencies and (b) consultancies which are undertaking work commissioned by his Department; and what the (i) purpose and (ii) cost is of each commission. (138460)

Details of the outside agencies and consultancies who are currently undertaking work commissioned by the Department are not held centrally and a complete list could be provided only at disproportionate cost. 399 different agencies and consultancies worked for the central Department and its agencies during financial year 2006-07 on commissions that have been recorded within the Department's accounting systems as consultancy.

The following are examples of some of the projects undertaken during 2006-07:

Technical consultancy for a digital tachograph project;

Study to Review Proposals for an In-Service Testing of Low Emission Diesel Engines;

Organisational Consultancy for the DVLA Local Office Directorate;

Advice in Connection with Development of a New DVLA Pay Structure;

Development of a Business Case for Automatic Number Plate Reader;

Development of a Business Case for Weigh in Motion Systems;

Traffic Officer Service Development;

Development of a Journey Time Reliability Measures;

Business Improvement Projects;

Transport Direct;

Cycling Demonstration Towns - to Measure Cycle Trips.