Ministry of Defence: Consultants

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 19th January 2022.

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Photo of Gareth Thomas Gareth Thomas Shadow Minister (International Trade)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department has held (a) any financial or consultancy contracts and (b) meetings with representatives of (i) Clifford Chance LLP, (ii) FTI Consulting and (iii) Fenchurch Advisory Partners in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Jeremy Quin Jeremy Quin The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

A search has found no contracts awarded by the Ministry of Defence (MOD) to (i) Clifford Chance LLP, (ii) FTI Consulting and (iii) Fenchurch Advisory Partners in the last ten years (this would not preclude them being engaged by a Prime as a Sub-Contractor). Clifford Chance LLP acts as legal advisor to the MOD owned company, International Military Services Ltd. Officials have met with Clifford Chance LLP in connection with this appointment. Details of any other possible meetings with these companies across the Department are not held centrally.

Information about the contracts that we place with industry is available on gov.uk as part of our MOD Trade, Industry and Contracts statistics: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/defence-trade-and-industry-index.

In addition, MOD contracts worth over £10,000 are published on the Government's Contracts Finder website, which is available on gov.uk at: https://www.gov.uk/contracts-finder.

Details of Ministerial meetings are published quarterly and can be found on gov.uk at: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/ministerial-gifts-hospitality-travel-and-meetings-with-external-organisations-in-the-ministry-of-defence.

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