Home Department written question – answered on 22nd July 2014.

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Photo of Keith Vaz Keith Vaz Chair, Home Affairs Committee, Chair, Home Affairs Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the cost to the public purse was of external consultants employed by her Department in (a) 2010, (b) 2011, (c) 2012, (d) 2013 and (e) 2014 to date.

Photo of James Brokenshire James Brokenshire Minister of State (Home Office) (Security and Immigration)

Consultancy expenditure incurred by the Home Department and its agencies is published annually in the Home Office Annual Report and Accounts, copies of which are held in the House Library. The figures from each year's report are shown in the following table.

  2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 (to Period 3)
Home Office HQ 37,107 27,222 12,224 16,277
UK Border Agency 15,630 3,023 1,128 907 —-
Identity and Passport Service1 8,044 1,871 1,209
Criminal Records Bureau 52 195
National Fraud Authority 22
Home Office and Agencies 2,733
Total: 60,833 32,311 14,583 17,184 2,733
1 Renamed as HM Passport Office.

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