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Departmental Contracts

Volume 490: debated on Monday 30 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the monetary value of new external contracts let by Home Office Research, Development and Statistics to (a) institutions supported by higher education funding councils and (b) other organisations and bodies was in each financial year since 2001. (259861)

Table (a) gives the total costs, based on centrally held management information, of new contracts let by the Research, Development and Statistics Procurement (now part of Science and Research Group Procurement) group within the Home Office since 2001. From 2007-08 the values exclude research that was transferred to the Ministry of Justice as part of the machinery of Government changes. The values are classified into the year the contracts were let; some of the costs for the contract would be for future years.

Value (£)

2001-02

12,657,116

2002-03

17,758,993

2003-04

20,139,267

2004-05

10,334,876

2005-06

4,439,257

2006-07

14,589,931

2007-081

16,925,401

2008-091

2,858,229

1 2007-08 and 2008-09 exclude Ministry of Justice

Table (b) gives the total costs of new contracts let by the Research, Development and Statistics Procurement group within the Home Office since 2001 to institutions supported by higher education funding councils. The values are classified into the year the contracts were let; some of the costs for the contract would be for future years.

Value (£)

2001-02

9,043,351

2002-03

1,420,941

2003-04

3,297,858

2004-05

3,365,441

2005-06

618,275

2006-07

769,592

2007-081

221,268

2008-091

291,800

1 2007-08 and 2008-09 exclude Ministry of justice

Table (c) gives the total costs of new contracts let by the Research Development and Statistics group within the Home Office since 2001 to 'other organisations and bodies' including named individuals. These values may include contracts awarded to individuals who, while employed by an institute supported by the higher education funding councils, are undertaking work in a private capacity. The values are classified into the year the contracts were let; some of the costs for the contract would be for future years.

Value (£)

2001-02

21,700,467

2002-03

19,179,935

2003-04

23,437,125

2004-05

13,700,317

2005-06

5,057,532

2006-07

15,359,523

2007-081

17,146,669

2008-091

3,150,029

1 2007-08 and 2008-09 exclude Ministry of Justice