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IT Costs

Volume 448: debated on Tuesday 11 July 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate his Department has made of the likely costs of implementing new IT systems arising from the options under consideration from the merger of police forces in the south-west. (82151)

There is currently careful consideration of a number of options for the way forward for the south-west and each option will have differing implications for IT provision. Each option has been analysed financially in relation to both set-up costs and savings and the forces will be informed of this detail once a decision is made.

A joint Home Office, Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO), Association of Police Authorities (APA) and Police Information and Technology Organisation (PITO) working group has been established to work in conjunction with police force project teams to ensure that all ICT requirements, and associated costs, are identified.