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Departmental Consultants

Volume 475: debated on Wednesday 7 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions 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. (181899)

I refer the hon. Member to the reply given on 13 December 2007, Official Report, columns 792-96W. New contracts entered into since that date are as shown in the following table.

Information on contracts entered into since 2005 but which were no longer current in December 2007 could be provided only at disproportionate costs.

Reports are not necessarily produced for all consultancy commissions. The Department does not generally publish reports prepared by consultants that it has engaged.