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Departmental Consultants

Volume 501: debated on Wednesday 2 December 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many external consultants work for his Department. (303231)

The Department does record expenditure by category in its financial system but the details of the number of individuals employed under consultancy contracts are not kept centrally and therefore could only be established after an extensive consultation exercise with the business units that commissioned them. This could be achieved only at disproportionate cost.