To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reason his Department used consultants from Deloitte to draft answers to written parliamentary questions; how many answers were drafted by those persons; and what the associated cost to the public purse was.
This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.
23 April 2021
The Department’s contract included a general clause for Deloitte to provide support in responding to Written Questions, Freedom of Information requests and media queries. They have not been directly responsible for drafting replies.