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Youth Justice Board: Consultants

Volume 496: debated on Tuesday 1 September 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many consultants the Youth Justice Board has employed in each financial year since 2003-04; and how many such consultants were paid (a) between £10,000 and £100,000, (b) between £100,000 and £200,000, (c) between £200,000 and £300,000 and (d) over £300,000 in each such year. (282003)

The Youth Justice Board does not normally hire individual “consultants”. If consultancy services are required for normal youth justice business, specific companies are procured to carry out defined pieces of work. The consultancy firm then decides how many staff they employ to deliver the work and the appropriate pay rates.

However, in specific specialist circumstances the YJB procure the services of named consultants to represent the YJB's interests in specialist matters, and to manage the delivery of specialist work, such as ICT. The table below shows the number of such consultants providing services to the YJB, per year and per amount received by these individuals.

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

£10-100,000

27

27

16

28

69

59

£100-200,000

0

1

2

7

21

21

£200-300,000

0

0

1

1

1

1

£300,000+

0

0

0

0

0

1