Fire Services: Finance

Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 15th July 2008.

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Photo of John Martin McDonnell John Martin McDonnell Labour, Hayes and Harlington

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the cost, including VAT, has been of consultants' fees for the FiReControl project, broken down by consultancy; and which of these costs will be included in the business case.

Photo of Parmjit Dhanda Parmjit Dhanda Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Communities and Local Government

holding answer 8 July 2008

Total project spend on consultants to the end of June 2008 was £38.6 million inclusive of VAT. The following table gives a breakdown by company:

£
Company name Costs to date
Atkins Transport Planning 1,195,682
Cornwell Management Consultants Plc 1,194,949
Denton Wilde Sapte 2,145,670
Donaldsons 269,652
Electronic Commerce Associates Ltd 755,667
Hyder Consulting (UK) Ltd 100,320
Insight Management and Systems Consultants 148,462
PA Consulting Services Limited 25,371,774
PKF 889,516
Systeme Evolutif Ltd 42,158
Turner and Townsend 3,964,407
Other 2,493,255
Total 38,571,512

These costs were included in the business case version one published in June 2007 and will be updated in part two of the business case to be published later in the summer. A copy of the full business case will be placed in the Library.

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