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Information Technology

Volume 404: debated on Thursday 8 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what his Department's (a) total managed expenditure, (b) total spending on Information Technology and (c) spending on Information Technology as a proportion of its total managed expenditure was in each financial year since 1997–98. [107181]

(a) The contribution by DfES to the Total Managed Expenditure can be measured by the total of spending under resource and capital budgets, less non-cash items in AME. Data for 1998–99 to 2001–02 were published in the 2002 Departmental Report (Cm 5402). New estimates will be published in the same table in the 2003 Departmental Report, in May 2003.

(b) Estimates of spending on all Information Technology are not held centrally, and could only be obtained at disproportionate cost. However figures are available for administrative capital spending on Information Technology i.e. computers, telecommunications and software. This was 11.3 million in 1997–98, 9.0 million in 1998–99, 8.9 million in 1999–2000, 7.6 million in 2000–01, 8.7 million in 2001–02 and provisionally 7.5 million in 2002–03.

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Higher Education Colleges4171737
Further Education Colleges306133434013
Sixth Form Colleges1044442