Jobcentre Plus: Consultants

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 13th July 2009.

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Photo of Bob Spink Bob Spink Independent, Castle Point

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much Jobcentre Plus spent on consultants in (a) 2006-07 and (b) 2007-08.

Photo of Jim Knight Jim Knight Minister of State (the South West), Regional Affairs, Minister of State (the South West), Department for Work and Pensions, Minister of State (Regional Affairs) (South West), The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

The administration of Jobcentre Plus is a matter for the acting chief executive of Jobcentre Plus, Mel Groves. I have asked him to provide the hon. Member with the information requested.

Letter from Mel Groves:

The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions has asked me to respond to your question asking how much Jobcentre Plus spent on consultants in (a) 2006-07 and (b) 2007-08. This is something that falls within the responsibilities delegated to me as Acting Chief Executive of Jobcentre Plus.

Jobcentre Plus spent £6m on consultancy costs in 2006/07 and £11m in 2007/08.

Source:

Departmental Financial Systems

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