10 Downing Street: Consultants

Duchy of Lancaster written question – answered on 5th March 2007.

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Photo of Oliver Heald Oliver Heald Shadow Secretary of State (Justice), Shadow Secretary of State

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster which external consultancy firms are working for 10 Downing street.

Photo of Andrew Rosindell Andrew Rosindell Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many external consultants were used by her Department in each year since 2005; and at what cost in each year.

Photo of Mark Hoban Mark Hoban Shadow Minister (Treasury)

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster which external consultants were used by (a) her Department and (b) each of its agencies in relation to private finance initiatives in 2005-06; and what the (i) nature and (ii) cost of the work was in each case.

Photo of Hilary Armstrong Hilary Armstrong Minister of State, Cabinet Office, Minister (Cabinet Office) and Minister (Social Exclusion) and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster

For information on the cost of consultancies I refer the hon. Members to the answer I gave to Mr. Heald on 16 January 2007, Hansard, column 1063W. The more detailed information requested in respect of the numbers, names and nature of the consultancies is not separately identifiable on the Department's accounting system.

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