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Departmental Contracts

Volume 494: debated on Monday 22 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 24 March 2009, Official Report, columns 289-90W, on departmental contracts, what the (a) purpose and (b) cost of the contracts awarded to each of the other organisations and bodies including named individuals was in (i) 2007-08 and (ii) 2008-09. (269250)

The tables, based on centrally held management information, provide the (a) purpose and (b) cost of research contracts let by the Research, Development and Statistics group within the Home Office, awarded to organisations and bodies not funded by the higher education funding councils in 2007-08 and 2008-09. This includes contracts awarded to individuals who, whilst employed by an institute supported by the higher education funding councils, undertake work in a private capacity. The purpose is taken from the project title held centrally. The values of contracts are classified in the year the contracts were let; some of the costs for the contract would be for future years, as in the case of the largest contract listed—the £15 million for the British Crime Survey of which the majority of costs will be spread over three years. The costs of each contract represent the estimated cost at the time the contract was let and not on the actual costs incurred.

Table 1: Contracts awarded by the Research, Development and Statistics group within the Home Office to organisations and bodies, including named individuals, not funded by higher education councils in 2007-08

Organisation

Title of project

Cost (£)

Analytica

Analysis of IPCC and Biometrics Registration Code of Practice Consultations

59,000

BMRB

British Crime Survey

15 million

Dr. F. MacDonald

Fish Welfare (Animal Procedures Committee)

<10,000

Dr. Ronald Clarke

I-phones—research on he impact that the launch of the i-phone on crime levels and patterns in the USA

<10,000

Eurasylum

The use and effectiveness of automated passenger border entry and exit systems: learning from experiences in other countries to inform BIA’s automated clearance strategy

90,000

Evidence Led Solutions

Neighbourhood Policing—BCU Process Evaluation; and, A worked anonymised example of a strategic assessment

<10,000

Garry Robbins

Quality Assurance of the Missing Data

<10,000

Geoff Berry Associates

Neighbourhood Policing—BCU Process Evaluation

<10,000

HVR Consulting

Quality Assure the Crime Reduction Modelling Methodology

15,000

ICPR, Kings College

Evaluation of the Licensing Act 2003

<10,000

Independent Social Research

Evaluation of neighbourhood policing: the experience of black and minority ethnic residents in the first year of implementation

11,000

Institute for Employment Studies

Understanding the perspective of potential sponsors on Points Based System (PBS) sponsorship arrangement

21,000

Ipsos MORI

Exploration of Regional Variation in Uptake of Powers used to Tackle Anti-Social Behaviour

40,000

Mark Underhill

Consultancy Services to Home Office Forensic Science Regulation Unit

80,000

Matrix

Protective Service Evaluation (2 projects); and, Routes of Trafficking

489,000

Morgan Harris Burrows

Neighbourhood Policing—BCU Process Evaluation

<10,000

MVA Consultancy

Analysis of IPCC and Biometrics Registration Code of Practice Consultations

90,000

NatCen

Extension of Use of FIP System; and, Evaluation of Intensive Family Intervention Projects

47,000

ORC International

Home Office Staff Survey

67,000

Perpetuity Research and Consultancy

TGAP—research on a variety of projects and interventions to tackle gangs and gang related crime.

50,000

Professor Anthony Culyer

Economic Strategy Panel

<10,000

Professor C. Dustmann

Economic Strategy Panel

<10,000

Professor C. Godfrey

Economic Strategy Panel

<10,000

Professor C. Hale

Economic Strategy Panel

<10,000

Professor Clive Smee

Economic Strategy Panel

<10,000

Professor M. Waterson

Economic Strategy Panel

<10,000

Professor R. Vickerman

Economic Strategy Panel

<10,000

Professor S. Machin

Economic Strategy Panel

<10,000

Professor S. Pudney

Economic Strategy Panel

<10,000

RED Scientific

Big Picture Plant—Whole System Modelling

20,000

Risk Solutions

An Evaluation of Alcohol Arrest Referral Schemes

150,000

Robert Bramley

Expert advisor to the Forensic Science Regulator Unit

13,000

Transparency Research Ltd.

Voluntary Assisted Return and Reintegration Programme (VARRP): a process and impact assessment

70,000

York Consulting

A review of theoretical and practical issues in the conceptualisation and measurement of labour shortages, skill shortages and skills gaps

15,000

Table 2. Contracts awarded by the Research, Development and Statistics group within the Home Office to organisations and bodies, including named individuals, not funded by higher education councils in 2008-09

Organisation

Purpose (title of project)

Cost)

Alex Hirschfield

Regional Team Advisors to the Regional Research and Analysis Team

<10,000

Evidence Led Solutions

Regional Team Advisors to the Regional Research and Analysis Team (RRAP) and Senior Advisor Extension

<10,000

Geoff Berry

Regional Team Advisors to the Regional Research and Analysis Team

<10,000

Ipsos MORI

Neighbourhood Policing—Phase 2 (2 projects); The migrant survey: a feasibility study; and, Business Crime Survey scoping exercise: Methodological work to consider the scope and feasibility of developing a new survey to measure commercial victimisation.

229,000

Julia Wickson

Regional Team Advisors to the Regional Research and Analysis Team

<10,000

Mike Maguire

Regional Team Advisors to the Regional Research and Analysis Team

<10,000

Morgan Harris Burrows

Regional Team Advisors to the Regional Research and Analysis Team

<10,000

ORC International

2007 Staff Survey (Amendment 2)

64,000

UCL Consultants

Senior Advisor Extension

<10,000