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UK Border Agency: Public Consultation

Home Department written question – answered on 18th June 2009.

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much the UK Border Agency and its predecessors spent on consultants in each of the last five years.

Photo of Phil Woolas Phil Woolas Minister of State (the North West), Home Office, Minister of State (the North West), HM Treasury, Minister of State (the North West), Regional Affairs

The amounts spent by the UK Border Agency and its predecessors on consultancy are shown in the following table. Information is not available on the spend for 2004-05 except at disproportionate cost.

UKBA five-year consultancy spend
£
Breakdown of consultancy costs for UKBA FY 2004-05( 1) FY 2005-06 FY 2006-07 FY 2007-08 FY 2008-09
72504 Administrative Consultancy—Implementation 6,413,345 3,238,876 1,408,508 1,008,667 167,699
72501 Consultancy—Management 7,695,527 1,420,733 3,277,637 3,765,022 5,392,701
72502 Consultancy—IT 5,494,501 5,292 29,337 517,530 1,894,993
72503 Consultancy—Accommodation 14,070,757 293,090 490,469 295,559 121,275
72534 Consultancy—Advice 104,879 478,384
72558 Programme Consultancy—Advice 889,502 3,901,646
72560 Consultancies—Management 1,774,537 3,080,246 15,517,051 15,051,823
72561 Consultancies—IT 5,615,396 4,705,034 5,544,364 2,054,586
72562 Consultancies—Accommodation 12,414,256 6,603,016 3,715,016 1,253,129
72555 Consultancies—Other (programme costs) 58 29,356,401 24,271,119 3,460,274 2,269,130
Adjusted for +1.3m against "0148 UKBA Inter") 1.3m
Total 33,674,188 54,118,580 43,865,365 34,817,865 33,885,366
(1) The 2004-05 data represent the first year of a new financial database and thus do not represent a full year's consultancy cost

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