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Departmental Projects

Mr. Brady: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will list the projects undertaken for his Department by (a) outside consultants, (b) academic researchers and (c) university departments since 1 May 1997, giving the total expenditure incurred in each category. [144075]

Mr. Mandelson: The information requested is contained in the table:


Project/ConsultantExpenditure since 1 May 1997
(a) Outside Consultants
Strategic Skills for Senior Women
Office for Public Management46,276.10
Management Development Programme
KHCA Ltd.98,409.05
Health and Safety
ACT Associates4,650.77
Liberty Risk822.50
Manual Handling235.00
Investors in People
Solutions Insight12,789.64
Focus Quality Services11.586.10
PI Management Ltd.1,724.90
Away Days/Teambuilding
Chameleon Consultancy10,316.50
H. Campbell Cons.900.00
HMC Communications2,000.00
Deaf Awareness
Royal National Institute for Deaf People531.10
Diversity Awareness Training
Domino Consultancy2,123.23
360 Degree Feedback Development Programme
Total expenditure194,619.89
(b) Academic Researchers0
(c) University Departments
Human Rights Act Specialist Training
Queens University3,790.56
Equality Awareness Training
R. Steele, Queens University1,650.00
Total Expenditure5,440.56

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Police Training

Mr. McNamara: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will list the (a) joint FBI and RUC funded police training programmes since 1990 and their costs and (b) if he will make a statement on the future of joint FBI and RUC training programmes under the new Police Service of Northern Ireland. [142317]

Mr. Ingram: The information requested is available only from 1994. Details of the expenditure is not readily available and could be provided only at a disproportionate cost.

Since then a total of five officers from the Royal Ulster Constabulary have attended training at the FBI National Academy. A further 25 officers have attended FBI conferences in Europe. In 1999, 25 RUC officers attended the FBI Joint Leadership Development Programme.

The Police Service of Northern Ireland in common with other police services throughout the world will take every opportunity offered to it to share and learn best practice.