the Federal government is currently running 903 contracts for "Advisory and assistance". Your order volume amounts to 1.1 billion euros. This is evident from the answer to a Minor Interpellation of the Left group in the Bundestag. However, the Federal government points out that the term "support services" is broad and of the ministries of differently perceived. The actual Numbers could be higher or lower.
most of The money for External currently pays a with 533 million Euro order volume, the Ministry of the interior. Already in 2017, CSU had paid-the interior Minister Horst Seehofer with a total of 66 million euros, unusually a lot of money for consultants. For ongoing contracts Seehofer, paid with his half a billion, about five times as much as the financial and the Ministry of the environment and 50 Times as much as the Ministry of defence, in exactly a affair to adviser salaries is processed.
In the case of consultants ' services in the Ministry of defense must hand over the authority to the investigating Committee of inquiry starting Monday, the first files. In addition to questions about nepotism, the investigation Committee should also clarify whether Minister Ursula von der Leyen, until reports of the Federal court of audit (BRH) in the last year of questionable procedures in awarding the contracts.
In December 2018, it was still called, in the Ministry of defence had been closed in the past few years, contracts for more than 200 million. Were completed in the year 2018, but only contracts over seven million. Apparently, many of the contracts ended at short notice.
The Left party Deputy Matthias Höhn had made in the past few months, several amendments to the consultant agreements. One of the answers that have quadrupled the spending of the Federal government for the adviser since 2014 nearly. The establishment of the Ministry of Finance, according to the sum of all expenditure of all the ministries in the year 2011 with 93 million was in 2014, with more than 60 million, and in 2017 248 million.
"Also interesting: Between 2009 and 2013, was the wife of the Leyen, Minister of labour. The consultants are also spending has increased dramatically," emphasizes Höhn. In fact, the expenditure of the Ministry of labour in the period amounted annually to about 15 to 20 million, while earnings in all other years since 2006, always under ten million. The current volume of orders of the Ministry of labour is 7.3 million euros.