Sir Alexander Gibb and Partners are reimbursed their costs in respect of salaries and expenses of staff, quantity surveyors and specialist consultants, together with a fee of £15,000 per annum to cover all work which they supervise on behalf of the Ministry of Works and the Ministry of Supply.
Many millions of pounds' worth of work has been carried out. The fees paid to Sir Alexander Gibb and Partners are expenses of staff for quantity surveyors and specialist consultants, together with a fee amounting to £15,000 per annum to cover all work for the Ministry of Supply and my own Department.
Who decides the amount of the salaries and consultative fees? Has there been, in any single case, any reduction enforced by the Government, and how much larger are the fees now than they were 12 months ago?