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IT Projects

Volume 449: debated on Wednesday 19 July 2006

8. To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what progress the Government are making in reducing cost overruns and delays in its IT projects; and if she will make a statement. (86196)

Like Governments in all major economies, the Government are investing in IT on a large scale to improve services to the public and to ensure they are more focused on the needs of service users.

The Transformational Government Strategy published last November included a number of changes to improve performance management of IT projects.

These include:

strengthened scrutiny of the most important programmes, including the appointment of Non Executive Directors to their Boards;

the establishment of the Government IT profession; and

closer work with the IT industry association to improve supplier performance in Government IT contracts.