Written Answers. - Expenditure on Consultancy Services.

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asked the Minister for the Public Service the total amount expended by his Department for consultancy services for the years ending 31 December 1984 and 1985; and if he will give a detailed breakdown of this expenditure and the companies involved.

The amount expended by my Department for consultancy services for the years ending 31 December 1984 and 1985 was £200,859 and £342,125 respectively.

The detailed breakdown of this expenditure and the companies involved is in the form of a tabular statement which I propose to circulate with the reply.

Following is the statement:

Firms/Individuals who provided a service on a consultancy basis

Amount received during

1984

1985

£

£

Baltimore Technologies

84,421

Bellinter Conference Centre

1,100

Mr. J. Blackwell

400

Dr. R.B. Cadwell

2,795

Corporate Graphics Ltd.

6,895

4,561

Mr. K. Corrigan

1,600

Economist Intelligence Unit

2,097

Gort Mhuire Conference Centre

2,000

264

James Martin Associates

24,621

Institute of Public Administration

151,680

141,087

Irish National Council on Alcoholism

500

15,538

Mr. P. Kelly

800

Mr. P. McBride

1,760

Market Research Bureau of Ireland Ltd.

19,065

Dr. J. W. O'Hagan

960

650

PA Consulting Services Ltd.

12,915

13,000

Public Relations of Ireland

19,188

2,952

Public Service Training Council

2,355

Pro Media

5,000

Stokes Kennedy Crowley

18,473

St. Patrick's Hospital

1,013

Mr. K. Vickers

1,498

884

Miscellaneous small payments

2,026

886