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Departmental Consultants

Volume 486: debated on Thursday 15 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many external consultants work for his Department. (244728)

In the 2007-08 financial year, the Department for International Development (DFID) engaged 201 external consultants centrally. This figure includes contracts with profit and non profit companies, Civil Society Organisations, universities and research institutes. It does not include consultants engaged directly by DFID Departments or overseas offices under delegated contracting authority, as to compile this information would incur disproportionate costs.