Written Answers. - Consultancy Contracts.

John Bruton

Question:

49 Mr. J. Bruton asked the Taoiseach the number of external consultants engaged on projects for his Department and agencies or committees that come under the aegis of his Department. [1223/99]

There are four external consultants engaged at present on projects for my Department. In addition, there are seven consultants engaged at present by the bodies under the aegis of my Department. These comprise two consultants engaged by the Information Society Commission, two by the Moriarty tribunal, two by the Chief State Solicitor's Office and one by the Central Statistics Office.