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Departmental Consultants

Defence written question – answered on 16th June 2011.

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Photo of Jim Murphy Jim Murphy Shadow Secretary of State for Defence

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department has spent on consultants since 1 November 2010.

Photo of Andrew Robathan Andrew Robathan The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

Consultancy (or external assistance) includes a range of activities, such as management consultancy, specialist lawyers, commercial bankers and IT expertise. Consultants help us increase our efficiency and effectiveness, but are employed only where the necessary work cannot be undertaken in house and where value for money can be clearly demonstrated. The total spend on consultants for the period 1 November 2010 to 30 March 2011 for the Ministry of Defence (MOD) was £13.085 million. This includes the MOD agencies and trading funds.

All new spend on consultancy must comply with the tighter controls announced last year by the Chancellor of the Exchequer.

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