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IT Projects

Volume 454: debated on Tuesday 5 December 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland which information technology projects are being undertaken by (a) his Department and (b) its agencies; what the (i) start date, (ii) original planned completion date, (iii) expected completion date, (iv) originally planned costs and (v) estimated planned costs are of each; and if he will make a statement. (101587)

Throughout the NIO there is requirement for a large number of information technology projects, the majority of these are relatively small and are developed in-house with minimum cost. To compile information to support all projects would be at disproportionate cost therefore the information within the following table relates only to current IT projects which cost in excess of £1 million.



Access NI

Start date

August 2003

March 2002

June 2006

Original planned completion date

December 2006

Late 2005

March 2007

Expected completion date

December 2009

Late 2007

September 2007

Originally planned costs (£ million)




Estimated planned costs (£ million)

1Not yet approved



1 The agreed budget for Causeway is £42 million. The business case and financial projections are currently being reviewed to take account of recent developments in the programme.