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Departmental IT Systems

Volume 449: debated on Tuesday 25 July 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much his Department has spent on IT systems in each year since 1997; what the purpose of each system is; what the outturn against planned expenditure of each system was; and what the outturn time for implementation against planned time was. (41314)

The following table gives information on IT projects costing in excess of £1 million within the Northern Ireland Office Core, its agencies, the Bloody Sunday Inquiry and the Northern Ireland legal offices (Director of Public Prosecutions and Crown Solicitors Office).

Project

Purpose

Amount spent (£ million ex. VAT)

Cost of over run (£ million ex. VAT)

Time of over run

1997

1998

1999

OASIS Y2K Refresh

To upgrade NIO departmental infrastructure and make it Y2K compliant

2.2

None

None

.

1999

COMPASS (to 2002)

To provide an e-human resources system for the Northern Ireland Prison Service

5

0.06

3 months

2000

TARIFF (to 2004)

To provide office automation and an electronic claim processing system for criminal injuries compensation in Northern Ireland

2

0.2

1 year

2001

PRISM (to spring 2006)

To provide a prisoner record system for the Northern Ireland Prison Service

7

Project ongoing

Project ongoing

2002

(CAUSEWAY (PPP project to 2013)

A joint enterprise by criminal justice organisations in Northern Ireland to share information electronically

45

Project ongoing

Project ongoing

2003

DPP INFRASTRUCTURE

To implement a modern ICT infrastructure for the DPP NI.

1.2

None

None

2003

FLAX (to 2005)

Replace NIO IT infrastructure, provide Internet and intranet and meet electronic document and records management targets

8.5

None

None

2004

1998

Bloody Sunday Inquiry-Londonderry and London

Implementation of IT systems to support the work of the Inquiry.

1.1

None

None

1999

Bloody Sunday Inquiry-Londonderry and London

Implementation of IT systems to support the work of the Inquiry

1.6

None

None

2000

Bloody Sunday Inquiry-Londonderry and London

Implementation of IT systems to support the work of the Inquiry

7.2

None

None

2001

Bloody Sunday Inquiry-Londonderry and London

Implementation of IT systems to support the work of the Inquiry

5.8

None

None

2002

Bloody Sunday Inquiry-Londonderry and London

Implementation of IT systems to support the work of the Inquiry

7.1

None

None

2003

Bloody Sunday Inquiry-Londonderry and London

Implementation of IT systems to support the work of the Inquiry

5

None

None

2004

Bloody Sunday Inquiry-Londonderry and London

Implementation of IT systems to support the work of the Inquiry

2.6

None

None

2005

Bloody Sunday Inquiry-Londonderry and London

Implementation of IT systems to support the work of the Inquiry

3.7

None

None