Written statement to Parliament

Correction to the written answer to Parliamentary Question 195584

This speech was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Revised answer to a Parliamentary Question about consultancy amounts within the Department for Transport.

I regret to inform the House that there was an inaccuracy in the answer given by the then Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Stephen Hammond) to Parliamentary Question 195584 on 10 April 2014 (Official Report, 10 Apr 2014: Column 338W) about spend on consultancy services by the Department for Transport. Unfortunately there were coding errors in the classification of the spend data used to identify consultancy services, resulting in Thompsons Solicitors being named as a consultant. They do not provide consultancy services to the department. Corrections have been made to the coding and the table supplied should now read:

Company name Spend for financial year 2013 and 2014
Eversheds LLP 3,609,885
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer 3,274,577
Capita Property and Infrastructure Ltd 965,305
Systems Up Ltd 834,360
BJSS Ltd 622,303
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP 479,611
Ove ARUP & Partners Ltd 472,308
DTZ 414,077
Rowsell Wright Ltd 384,159
Emergn Ltd 354,249