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Departmental Consultants

Volume 475: debated on Tuesday 6 May 2008

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what consultancy contracts his Department issued in each year since 2005; what the (a) value, (b) purpose and (c) contractor was in each case; and whether the consultant's report is publicly available in each case. (181895)

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what contracts were awarded by his 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. (196591)

The Treasury awarded the following consultancy contracts in 2007:

Purpose

Supplier

Estimated contract value (£)

Managerial Training

Management Tests and Surveys Ltd.

13,000

General Consultancy

James Hines (University of Michigan)

5,000

Business Analysis and Space Planning consultancy

EC Harris

11,000

Cost Benefit Analysis of Generic Financial Advice

PACEC

24,000

Project Support (3 contracts)

Jackie Wells (2 contracts)

94,000

Nick Lord

Mutuals Legislation

Nigel Fawcett

24,000

Supplier Management

Future Purchasing

88,000

Financial Exclusion Workshops

IPSOS Mori

31,000

IS Consultancy Framework

Deloitte MCS Ltd.

£1 million to 3 million

Hitachi

PA Consulting Services Ltd.

Qedis

Analysis of Generic Financial Advice

Deloitte

150,000

Investigation into the loss of confidential data

Pricewaterhouse Coopers

1

Support and Advice on Northern Rock

Slaughter & May

2

Goldman Sachs

2

CRA International

2

Deloittes

2

1 Commercially confidential project not yet completed. 2 Commercially confidential.

Details of consultancy contracts awarded in 2005 and 2006 could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

The Treasury's spending on consultancy since 2001-02 is set out in Table 7.4 on page 91 of the 2006-07 Annual Report and Accounts, available from:

http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/about/departmental_reports/annual_report07.cfm>