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Information Technology

Volume 406: debated on Wednesday 11 June 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland 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. [107178]

Within the Northern Ireland Office including its agencies and NDPBs, resource figures are only available from 1998–99.The percentages provided in the table are approximate only. The table shows details of the Information Technology spend by Northern Ireland Office.

TME (£)Total Information Technology spend (£)Proportion of total (%)
1998–99940,534,0004,406,4710.50
1999–20001,057,141,0007,990,6770.75
2000–01882,789,0008,165,5041
2001–021,035,308,0007,175,7570.75
2003–031,285,321,0009,516,0070.75
1 Estimated outturn
2 Full-year estimate
3 The Figures for 2003–03 are based on estimates only. Provisional outturn figures are not yet available.
The introduction of Resource Accounting and Budgeting within the Northern Ireland Administration means it is not possible to make meaningful comparisons between outturn information across the years requested. However, the following table shows Total Managed Expenditure (TME) for NI Departments, total spending by the core Departments on Information Technology (IT) and spending on Information Technology as a proportion of total departmental TME for 2000–01 and 2001–02.

TME for NI Departments (£ million)Core Departmental Spend on IT1 (£ million)IT as a proportion of Total TME (%)
2000–0110,692.827.40.26
2001–0210,845.330.90.28
1 This does not include spending on IT by Executive Agencies
This information relates to the 11 Departments of the Northern Ireland Administration.