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MOT

Volume 453: debated on Monday 27 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the timetable is for the introduction of the MOT computerisation programme; and what the timetable was when the contract to run the system was awarded. (102464)

The MOT computerisation system was introduced in MOT garages from 18 April 2005 to 29 March 2006. When the PFI contract with Siemens was signed in February 2000, the system was scheduled to start being introduced in May 2002.

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the cost was in 2006-07 prices of the original contract with Siemens Business Services to run the MOT computerisation programme; when this contract was awarded; how much has been spent on this contract to date; and what estimate he has made of how much will have been spent by the time the system is operational. (102578)

The cost of the contract with Siemens Business Services to run the MOT computerisation system is £1.09 per MOT test pass at today’s prices.

This contract was awarded in 2000.

The system has been operational in all MOT garages since 29 March 2006. The expenditure related to the system up to this date has been £32.1 million.