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Information Technology

Volume 405: debated on Wednesday 14 May 2003

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To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer 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 has been in each financial year since 1997. [107093]

The contribution by HM Treasury to Total Managed Expenditure can be measured by the total of spending under resource and capital budgets, less non-cash items in AME. Data for 1989–99 to 2001–02 were published in the 2002 Departmental Report. New estimates will be published in the same table in the 2003 Departmental Report, in May 2003.Spending in each year on Information Technology is set out in the table below, showing separately administration costs (including licences, software maintenance, repairs, and hire of IT equipment) and capital costs (including purchases and the capitalisation if IT consultancy costs).

YearIT administration costs (£m)IT capital costs (£m)
1997–981.741.77
1998–992.072.63
1999–20001.242.95
2000–011.582.79
2001-021.303.66
2002–032.313.09