That goes not just for consultants but also public servants too.
I note, as you note, the data is not good. But what does spending more on consultants actually indicate? I don't think money spend really means much....
And I think that Howard League lobbyist Peter Williams QC doesn't particularly help by telling the Star Times he would like to hear Wilson's "side of the story" when there's a long, long paper trail containing just that.
Where does one find this "long paper trail"? I'm not too sure I've seen it despite reading the court judgments and decisions from the Parole Board.