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Departmental Contracts

Volume 488: debated on Friday 27 February 2009

I would like to inform the House that further investigations have revealed that the answer given to Question 196589 in the 2007-08 session was incomplete. Question 196589 was tabled by the hon. Member for Fareham (Mr. Hoban), and answered by my hon. Friend the Member for Gloucester (Mr. Dhanda), on 3 April 2008, Official Report, column 1250W.

The response to Question 196589 should be as follows:

Contracts awarded to the five named companies in the last 12 months are detailed as follows.

(a) KPMG

(i) Independent audit advice to the Supporting People Programme.

(ii) £67,000

(b) PricewaterhouseCoopers

(i) Consultancy support to Internal Audit Service

(ii) £600,000

(i) Economic support to Communities’ Capability Review Commitments.

(ii) £28,630

(c) Ernst and Young

(i) No Contracts awarded

(ii) £0

(d) McKinsey

(i) Support for Communities’ High Level Seminar.

(ii) £407,000

(e) Deloitte

(i) No Contracts awarded

(ii) £0

Costs exclude VAT. Details of contracts awarded to other consultancy firms could be provided only at disproportionate cost.