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Central Office of Information: Consultants

Volume 503: debated on Thursday 14 January 2010

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how much the Central Office of Information has spent on strategic consultancy in 2009-10; and which Departments received services or advice from such consultancy. (309832)

I have asked the chief executive of the Central Office of Information to reply to the hon. Member.

Letter from Mark Lund, dated 7 January 2010:

As Chief Executive of the Central Office of Information (COI), I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question on COI Strategic Consultancy spend in 2009/10 (309832).

Strategic Consultancy spend for the financial year 2009/10 cannot be provided until the figures have been fully audited and approved.

COI spend figures for 2009/10 will be published in our annual report and accounts this summer.