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It Projects

Volume 401: debated on Wednesday 19 March 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will list each information technology project being undertaken by his Department and its agencies including (a) the start date, (b) the planned completion date, (c) the current expected completion date, (d) the planned cost and (e) the current estimated cost; and if he will make a statement. [98224]

The Department is undertaking a major modernisation programme encompassing both organisational and IT reform. We received £2 billion for the modernisation programme in SR2000, and a further £1.9 billion in SR2002. The programme began in 2001 and is currently funded until March 2006. Current planned costs include spend to date and estimate to project completion, and are set out by client group in the following below:

£
Work programmeAllocation
Working age375
Pensions830
Children585
Corporate1,433
Figures include all modernisation projects with an IT element, although they do not include running costs or the costs of rolling out the Pension Service and Jobcentre Plus.Estimates are subject to change as projects move through the project lifecycle.