The Ministry of Justice was formed on the 9 May 2007. This merger included the National Offender Management Service (NOMS). NOMS previously formed part of the Home Office.
The Ministry of Justice does not hold data in relation to NOMS, including on consultancy costs, for years prior to 2007.
The Ministry of Justice is in the process of implementing a new procurement system that will capture data on consultancy spend. Implementation is due to be completed in the new year, and the information will be available in the second quarter of 2010.