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Volume 474: debated on Thursday 3 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether his Department has awarded any contracts to PricewaterhouseCoopers since 2000. (181509)

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has awarded the following contracts to PricewaterhouseCoopers since 2004-05:

provision of accounting services to FCO Resource Accounts Department; and

provision of auditing services to FCO Internal Audit Department.

I also refer the hon. Member to the reply I gave to my hon. Friend the Member for Newcastle upon Tyne, Central (Jim Cousins) on 26 March 2008, Official Report, columns 150-152W.

We only have access to this information dating back to 2004-05, following the introduction of Prism, our financial and management information system.