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Prisons: ICT

Volume 461: debated on Monday 4 June 2007

To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice what problems were incurred by prison establishments as a consequence of difficulties in implementing the i-procurement IT system; how long these problems took to resolve; which prison establishments were affected; and if she will make a statement. (137720)

There were no problems implementing iProcurement. Three software faults developed in November 2006 and the system was suspended to enable them to be rectified. iProcurement was unavailable for the period 8-20 November 2006. Prison establishments encountered no difficulties in placing orders as contingency plans were implemented to provide continuity.

The establishments affected are detailed as follows.

Prison establishments without iProcurement between 8 and 20 November 2006

HMP Belmarsh

HMP Swansea

HMP Frankland

HMP Usk

HMP Full Sutton

HMP Frescoed

HMP Long Latin

HMP Bristol

HMP Manchester

HMP Channings Wood

HMP Wakefield

HMP Dartmoor

HMP Whitemoor

HMP Dorchester

HMP Woodhill

HMP Cardiff

HMP Everthorpe

HMP Norwich

HMP Wealstun

HMP Pentonville

HMP Highpoint

HMP Lindholme

HMP Brixton

HMP Blundeston

HMP Albany

HMP The Mount

HMP Grendon

HMP Maidstone

HMP Blantyre House

HMP Coldingley

HMP Huntercombe

HMP Swaleside

HMP East Sutton Park

HMP Elmley

HMP Lewes

HMP Ashwell

HMP Earlstoke

HMP Foston Hall

HMP Exeter

HMP Gartree

HMP Gloucester

HMP Glen Parva

HMP Guy Marsh

HMP Leicester

HMP Leyhill

HMP Lincoln

HMP Portland

HMP Morton Hall

HMP Shepton Mallet

HMP North Sea Camp

HMP Eastwood Park

HMP Northallerton

HMP Latchmere House

HMP Edmunds Hill

HMP Leeds

HMP Wayland

HMP Bedford

HMP Wormwood Scrubs

HMP Littlehey

HMP New Hall

HMP Holloway

HMP Reading

HMP Spring Hill

HMP Rochester

HMP Canterbury

HMP Downview

HMP Kingston

HMP Parkhurst

HMP Nottingham

HMP Durham

HMP Onley

HMP Acklington

HMP Ranby

HMP Castington

HMP Stocken

HMP Deerbolt

HMP Sudbury

HMP Holme House

HMP Wellingborough

HMP Kirklevington

HMP Whatton

HMP Low Newton

HMP Askham Grange

HMP The Verne

HMP Chelmsford

HMP Hull

HMP Warren Hill

HMP Wetherby

HMP Wandsworth

HMP Hollesley Bay

HMP Moorland

HMP Feltham

HMP Bullwood Hall

HMP Camp Hill

HMP Send

HMP Winchester

HMP Haslar

HMP Standford Hill

HMP Cookham Wood

HMP High Down