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Departmental Contracts

Volume 474: debated on Thursday 3 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what contracts were awarded by her Department to (a) KPMG, (b) PricewaterhouseCoopers, (c) Ernst and Young, (d) McKinsey, (e) Deloitte and (f) other consultancy firms in each of the last 12 months; and what the (i) purpose and (ii) value was of each of these contracts. (196589)

Contracts awarded to the five named companies in the last 12 months are detailed as follows.

(a) KPMG

(i) Independent audit advice to the Supporting People Programme.

(ii) £67,000

(b) PricewaterhouseCoopers

(i) Consultancy support to Internal Audit Service

(ii) £600,000

(i) Economic support to Communities’ Capability Review Commitments.

(ii) £28,630

(c) Ernst and Young

(i) No Contracts awarded

(ii) £0

(d) McKinsey

(i) Support for Communities’ High Level Seminar.

(ii) £125,000

(e) Deloitte

(i) No Contracts awarded

(ii) £0

Costs exclude VAT. Details of contracts awarded to other consultancy firms could be provided only at disproportionate cost.