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Departmental Consultants

Volume 474: debated on Wednesday 23 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills which external consultants have been contracted by his Department since it was established for contracts in excess of £50,000; and what the work contracted for was. (199929)

The Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills was created as a result of Machinery of Government changes in June 2007. Since this time the Department has spent in excess of £50,000 on the following:

£

Outsights Ltd

513,714.71

KPMG

391,905.25

Company Reporting Ltd

208,416.67

PricewaterhouseCoopers

198,212.00

SHIFTN

127,920.00

Saxton Bampfylde Hever Plc

119,493.06

PA Consulting Group

103,075.00

Tribal Consulting Ltd

101,168.55

Evidence Ltd

75,470.00

Jags Consulting Ltd T/A Jags Consul

72,100.00

Dialogue By Design

58,234.00

Enterprise (AOL) Limited

54,400.00

KMC International

51,451.10

To investigate specific contracts in excess of £50,000 would be at disproportionate cost.