To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the total (a) number and (b) value of Government contracts that have been contracted out by his Department was in each year since 2010; what the value of pro bono costs was in each such year; and what estimate he has made of the number of work days contracted out in each such year.
Since 2010, the department has routinely published contract information on Contracts Finder. The requested information is available via:
https://data.gov.uk/data/contracts-finder-archive for contracts published between 2010 and February 2015.
https://www.gov.uk/contracts-finder for contracts published since February 2015.
The information maintained on the value of pro bono engagements and the estimated number of work days contracted out in each year is not readily available and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.