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Register of Driver Training

Volume 449: debated on Monday 24 July 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the cost to date is of the development of the new Integrated Register of Driver Training system; and how much of the expenditure went to Capita. (87841)

The software development cost to date for the Integrated Register of Driver Trainers is £1,140,000 including VAT.

We are negotiating the costs of other variations to existing requirements and the additional costs arising from the extension of the project timescales and expect the total software development cost to be £2,400,000 including VAT.

All of this expenditure will go to Capita.

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many (a) change of control notices and (b) variation orders have been issued by the Driver Standards Agency in the development of the new Integrated Register of Driver Training system; and what the cost of each is. (87842)

16 change control notices (CCNs) have been approved to date at a total cost of £332,470 including VAT. We are negotiating the costs of other variations and will issue further CCNs. The following table lists the cost and the number of individual variations covered in each of the CCNs agreed to date:

CCN

Change Requests/Variations (Number)

Cost (excluding VAT) (£)

1

21

83,687

2

3

25,097

3

23

15,015

4

7

4,620

5

7

7,095

6

1

4,950

7

1

4,785

9

1

2,250

10

2

5,940

11

1

17,490

12

1

14,450

15

8

33,568

16

3

8,279

17

7

26,338

18

1

2,008

19

5

27,381

Total

282,953

1 Various security-related variations.

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the (a) estimated cost of and (b) timetable for developing the Integrated Register of Driver Training is; and whether each has changed since the project was established. (87843)

The estimated software development cost for the Integrated Register of Driver Trainers is £2,400,000 including VAT. The initial estimate when the project was established was £1,090,000 including VAT but this was based upon a very basic definition of the system. This definition changed significantly as the detailed requirements were identified during the course of the project.

The system was initially expected to be go live in August 2005. The first three registers, ADI, LGV and Pass Plus actually went live in March 2006. We expect the ORDIT and Fleet registers to be completed during quarter 3 and the remaining CBT register in quarter 4 of this year.