[holding answer 8 January 2007]: The Phoenix programme has met all key milestones. IT systems and the Shared Service Centre have been implemented to plan.
During November a processing fault in the procurement application caused it to be temporarily withdrawn. A solution has now been implemented and all sites will have the service reinstated by 22 December.
Ann Beasley, Director of Finance for the Prison Service, is the senior responsible owner for the Phoenix programme.