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Administration of Justice

Volume 508: debated on Tuesday 6 April 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what review mechanisms have been put in place for future spending on the criminal justice system in Northern Ireland following the recent criminal justice inspection report. (325028)

The Northern Ireland Office already has processes to review expenditure on consultants across the Department and its arm’s length bodies.

The use of external consultants and professional services is reported in the annual departmental report which is laid in Parliament.