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UKTI Defence and Security Organisation: Consultants

Volume 486: debated on Wednesday 21 January 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how much the UK Trade and Investment Defence and Security Organisation spent on external consultants in the last 12 months. (247766)

Over the period 1 January to 31 December 2008, the UKTI Defence and Security Organisation spent £79,000 on external consultants. This expenditure covered the services of a consultant with specialist knowledge, employed to assist the South African authorities monitor Industrial Participation obligations arising from the sale in 2000 of defence equipment. This assistance was provided for in a Declaration of Intent signed by my right hon. Friend, the then Prime Minister, and President Mbeki.