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Departmental ICT

Volume 476: debated on Monday 2 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much was spent by his Department on IT consultancy services in 2006-07. (187015)

The following table provides details of the Department's consultancy expenditure. Consultancy expenditure covers expenditure on management consultancy, information systems/information technology (IT) consultancy, financial consultancy, property consultancy, legal services and HR advice. Expenditure on IT consultancy is not separately identified.

Expenditure on professional services, 2006-07

Organisation

Spend (£ million)

Departmental consultancy expenditure

141

Departmental expenditure on agency staff for staff substitution and interim management

63

Executive agencies and Connecting for Health

100

Total

304

Notes: 1. Expenditure is reported against the Office of Government Commerce definition of professional services. 2. Figures are an estimate based upon limitations in the current departmental finance systems. Source: Department of Health: Departmental Report 2007.