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Departmental Consultants

Volume 487: debated on Tuesday 3 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the cost of his Department's contracts with management consultants was in each of the last five years. (251369)

From information held centrally, the core Department's expenditure on professional and consultancy services for the financial years 2003-04 to 2007-08 is as follows.

Management and Business Consultancy— Expenditure (£ million)

2003-04

20

2004-05

79

2005-06

44

2006-08

29

2007-08

17