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Environment Agency: Consultants

Volume 496: debated on Monday 20 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much the Environment Agency spent on consultants in each of the last five years. (283736)

The Environment Agency delivers major investment programmes through flood risk and civil engineering work. Expenditure includes the feasibility, design and supervision of these projects which are developed through accessing specialist engineering companies.

The following table shows total Environment Agency expenditure on consultants in each of the last five years. This expenditure includes regional and national civil engineering consultants, water management engineering consultants, environmental policy consultants and management consultants.

£

2004-05

20005-06

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

Regional civil engineering/environmental consultancy

29,083,263.68

25,391,089.61

27,890,749.09

21,012,252.52

27,757,651.67

NCPMS civil engineering/environmental consultancy

42,162,089.61

36,131,701.10

35,326,920.35

27,134,018.64

41,946,590.04

Water management engineering/environmental consultancy

17,240,988.37

17,019,970.91

17,932,634.73

17,011,410.63

18,944,069.07

Environmental policy consultants

29,619,337.66

22,086,207.51

25,112,247.92

31,655,315.86

30,121,357.01

Management consultants

5,228,346.70

6,006,599.05

4,174,035.10

3,413,657.41

3,306,945.63

Total

123,334,026.02

106,635,568.18

110,436,587.19

100,226,655.06

122,076,613.42