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Departments: Databases

Volume 457: debated on Tuesday 6 March 2007

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what databases are controlled by her Department and its agencies; and what percentage of the data in each database she estimates is inaccurate or out of date. (124037)

The following lists the databases controlled by the Department. This has been compiled from existing records of significant departmental databases. It does not include all locally-based data collections that sit across departmental networks, the collection of which would incur disproportionate costs.

Database title

HR—human resources

CORAS—resource accounting

Fast Stream Recruitment—graduate recruitment

Stock Database—regulations management

Forward Look—regulations management

Cabinet Committee Papers—management and distribution of Cabinet Committee papers

e-RM—electronic records management

CMS—case management system

E-Payfact—payroll administration

Cross Government Exercise—crisis management

Government Communications Network—member database

Government IT Profession—member database

EPCIS—Emergency Planning College information system

Central Application Repository—Civil Service Pensions administration

The Information on these databases which would be required to estimate the percentages of data inaccuracies is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

My Department takes all appropriate measures to ensure the quality of data under its control.