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.