To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority has spent on external consultants in each of the last five years; if they will publish a breakdown of (a) the amount paid to each consultancy contracted, (b) the name of each consultancy contracted, (c) the specific matters on which they were consulted and (d) whether each contract was subject to usual Government procurement rules.
The following table shows the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority’s expenditure on externally contracted consultancy services in each of the last five years.
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