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Attorney General written question – answered on 16th December 2014.

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Photo of Lucy Powell Lucy Powell Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office

To ask the Attorney General, how much the Law Officers' Departments has spent on (a) consultants, (b) temporary staff and (c) contingent labour in each of the last five years; how many people have been so employed; what the length of contract of each such person was; and what equivalent civil service salary band each was on.

Photo of Robert Buckland Robert Buckland The Solicitor-General

Information on recorded expenditure by the Law Officers’ Departments consultants, temporary staff and contingent labour in each of the last five financial years is contained in the following table.

Attorney General’s Office

Year

Consultancy Expenditure

Temporary Staff Expenditure

Contingent services

2013-14

-

£1,182

-

2012-13

£4,258

-

-

2011-12

£4,000

-

-

2010-11

-

£9,745

-

2009-10

£42,479

£54,185

-

Treasury Solicitor’s Department

Year

Consultancy Expenditure

Temporary Staff Expenditure

Contingent services

2013-14

-

£9,095,385

£296,463

2012-13

£1,000

£5,248,180

£251,466

2011-12

£29,050

£3,585,399

£635,299

2010-11

£9,182

£2,880,789

£774,108

2009-10

£244,531

£6,664,899

£827,670

HM Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate

Year

Consultancy Expenditure

Temporary Staff Expenditure

Contingent services

2013-14

£4,022

-

£15,570

2012-13

£5,481

-

-

2011-12

£9,998

£4,311

-

2010-11

-

£31,530

£20,295

2009-10

£27,284

£27,527

-

Serious Fraud Office

Year

Consultancy Expenditure

Temporary Staff /Contingent Services Expenditure (2)

2013-14

£48,000

£3,926,000

2012-13

£31,000

£2,672,000

2011-12

£856,000

£2,296,000

2010-11

£1,557,000 (1)

£3,693,000

2009-10

£2,199,000

£6,600,000

Crown Prosecution Service

Year

Consultancy Expenditure (3)

Temporary Staff Expenditure

Contingent services

2013-14

£960

£189,624

£273,935

2012-13

£9,793

£66,866

£2,861

2011-12

£13,347

£257,057

£23,355

2010-11

£684,314

£1,616,284

£392,968

2009-10

£1,881,834

£2,464,073

£3,293,676

(1) During the preparation of an answer to an earlier PQ (206676), the SFO identified that this figure is incorrectly stated in their accounts and should be £1,568k. The original figure is given here for consistency.

(2) The totals shown in this table are for contingent labour (excluding consultants). This total includes all other temporary staffing (including agency staff, interim managers and specialist contractors).

(3) CPS Expenditure for 2009/10 relates to expenditure with consultancy firms for professional services and may include payments for services not covered by the Office of Government Commerce’s Consultancy Value Programme definition.

Records are not held centrally of the number of individuals such employed during these years, the length of their contracts or their equivalent civil service salary band. To verify these details would incur a disproportionate cost.

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