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Government Offices for the Regions: Consultants

Volume 470: debated on Tuesday 15 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much the Government Offices of the Regions spent on (a) running costs and (b) programme expenditure on consultants in (i) 2004-05, (ii) 2005-06 and (iii) 2006-07. (178500)

[holding answer 14 January 2008]: The Government Offices for the Regions spent the following running cost amounts on consultancy:

£

2004-05

4,133,464

2005-06

3,505,194

2006-07

2,427,162

The Government Offices receive financial delegations to incur programme expenditure on behalf of the sponsor Departments, however this is recorded against the accounts of the Departments and no central records are retained within the GOs of programme expenditure.