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Departmental Consultants

Volume 488: debated on Tuesday 24 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what the cost of his Department’s contracts with management consultants has been since it was established. (251354)

The Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (DIUS) was created by machinery of government changes at the end of June 2007. Information on the cost of the Department’s contracts with management consultants before that date is available from the predecessor departments of DIUS—the Department for Children, Schools and Families and the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform.

The Department does not identify management consultancy separately from other consultancy and to disaggregate this information would incur a disproportionate cost.

Departmental expenditure on total external consultancy is as follows:

£ million

2007-08

5.069

2008-09

12.521

1 up to 31 December 2008

Sources:

2007-08 figures—Departmental Annual Report 2007-08

2008-09 figures—internal accounting systems