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Consultants: Ministry of Justice

Volume 494: debated on Thursday 25 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what budget his Department has set for expenditure on external consultants in 2009-10. (281153)

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) does not have a set overall budget for external consultancy. The Department recorded a full year spend for 2008-09 on consultancy of £54 million. This is a reduction from £56 million in 2007-09. Through a programme of efficiency savings the Department is aiming to further reduce its dependency on consultancy spend which will result in an anticipated further reduction in cost.