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Departmental IT

Volume 451: debated on Tuesday 7 November 2006

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many information technology projects her Department has undertaken in each year since 2001. (97570)

According to available records, the number of information technology projects the Department has undertaken in each year since 2001 is shown in the table.

Number of Projects

2001-02

42

2002-03

22

2003-04

23

2004-05

14

2005-06

19

2006 to date

21

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster which of her Department's databases are (a) wholly and (b) partly operated by external organisations or individuals; and which organisations and individuals own those databases. (97757)

According to available records the Department has eight databases, which are operated wholly or partly by external organisations; all are owned by the Department. These are shown as follows.

Database Title

Fast Stream Recruitment—graduate recruitment.

E-Payfact—payroll administration.

Forward Look—regulations management.

Cabinet Committee Papers—management and distribution of Cabinet Committee papers.

Cross-Government Exercise—crisis management.

Government Communications Network—member database.

Government IT Profession—member database.

Central Application Repository—Civil Service pensions administration.

With the exception of the Fast Stream Recruitment Database, which is wholly operated, the rest are partly operated by external organisations.