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Information Technology

Volume 409: debated on Friday 18 July 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what major IT projects with a value in excess of £10,000 she authorised expenditure on in each of the last three financial years. [125719]

My Department manages its major IT projects through the provision of centrally managed corporate projects aimed at benefiting the whole Department and through delegated arrangements for locally driven projects, where the overall costs and benefits may be quite small and specific to that work area. Records about all major IT projects with a value in excess of £10,000 are held centrally and a list of these for each of the last three financial years is as follows.

Financial Year 2000–01

  • Calipsoe—Personnel System
  • OIELS—Export Licensing
  • SIELS—Export Licensing
  • Penserver—Pensions Administration System
  • Remote Access to ELGAR
  • Matrix—Electronic Records and Document Management System
  • Senior Staff Management Service
  • BTI Gateway/Ourplace Web Services
  • Redundancy Payments—Case Handling System
  • Secure GSI Network
  • Quarterly Fuel Index/Domestic Fuels Enquiry System

Financial Year 2001–02

  • Licensing and Consents Unit—Application Support Service
  • Hermes—Prosecution Case Management System
  • IBIS—Company Investigation Case Handling System
  • BTI CRM—Customer First

Financial Year 2002–03

  • Mentor—Departmental Accounts System
  • Cameo Project—Insolvency Service Banking Project
  • Local Intranet Service
  • BTI Portal Web
  • OMIS
  • Database Promotional Schemes
  • E. Purchasing
  • Business Support Transformation Service

Financial Year 2003–04

  • DTI Joint Web Content Management Service
  • Licensing and Consents Unit—Development Infrastructure.

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much the Department spent on IT (a) software, (b) hardware, (c) maintenance and (d) licences in 2002–03. [124418]

The Department of Trade and Industry spent £21.3 million on information technology in 2002–03. A full break down as requested is not available but this spend can be classified as follows:

£ million