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Wales written question – answered on 2nd February 2005.

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Photo of David Laws David Laws Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what the total expenditure by his Department on external consultants was in (a) 1996–97 and (b) 2003–04; and what the estimated cost of employing external consultants will be in (i) 2004–05, (ii) 2005–06, (iii) 2006–07 and (iv) 2007–08.

Photo of Don Touhig Don Touhig Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Wales), Department for Constitutional Affairs, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Constitutional Affairs) (also in Wales Office)

The Wales Office was established July 1999. The total cost for external consultants incurred during 2003–04 was £587. The Wales Office is not currently anticipating that it will incur any costs for external consultants in 2004–05, 2005–06, 2006–07 or 2007–08.

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