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Departmental ICT

Volume 470: debated on Thursday 24 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the (a) start date, (b) original planned completion date, (c) current expected completion date, (d) planned cost and (e) current estimated cost is for each information technology project being undertaken by her Department and its agencies; and if she will make a statement. (180575)

The Department for Transport is currently undertaking a number of IT projects to enable us to provide better services to our customers or improve the efficiency of our operations. Detailed information in the form requested is not held centrally and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost. Information on the key IT projects that are monitored and reported on centrally under the DfT's Investment Appraisal Framework is set out as follows.

Department/Agency

Project name

Start date

Original planned completion date

Expected completion date

Originally planned costs (£ million)

Estimated costs(£ million)

DfT1

Shared Services Programme

April 2005

April 2009

April 2009

31

123

VOSA2

Commercial Customer Portal

January 2004

December 2005

January 2009

9.5

16.7

VOSA3

Operator Annual Test: E-Test Bookings

January 2004

December 2005

January 2009

8.4

16.8

VOSA4, 5

Mobile Compliance: providing mobile compliance devices to Enforcement Officers

March 2003

December 2004

March 2008

7.91

10.8

DVLA6, 7

Driver Licensing: Drivers Re-engineering Project (DRP) phase 2

August 2003

September 2008

December 2008

109

103.7

DVLA8

Smart tachograph project

July 2000

May 2002

June 2005

13.2

15.1

DVLA9

Vehicles System Software (VSS) Replatforming

January 2005

July 2006, but agreement made with DVO to move date to November 2006

December 2007

8.4

13

DVLA9

Driver Licence Upgrade (DLUP)

July 2004

June 2007

March 2008

21.8

16

DVLA10

Vehicle Integration Northern Ireland

August 2006

November 2008

Second half 2009

23

21.3

DVLA

Driver Licence Ten Year Renewals Phase 1

July 2007

May 2008

June 2008

13.3

13.3

DSA

Integrated Register of Driver Trainers (IRDT)

October 2003

January 2006

February 2007

1.5

3.5

HA

Traffic Control Centre: PPP service; providing co-ordinated real time information on traffic conditions across most strategic road network

August 2001

August 2011

August 2011

160 over 10 years

160 over 10 years

HA11, 12

Electronic Service Delivery of Abnormal Loads (ESDAL)

April 2004

August 2006 Development

June 2009 Development

8.6 Development

9.64 Development

July 2008 Operation

June 2011 Operation

1.21 Operation

1.21 Operation

1 Latest estimate subject to satisfactory business case for remainder of the programme.

2 The scope of the portal project has increased since original approval to include new elements such as the adoption of sophisticated data integration and management applications.

3 The scope of E-test bookings has increased since original approval to include a multi-channel solution.

4 The difference in completion date is due to an increase in project scope to include fixed penalties.

5 Original planned costs for mobile compliance did not include staff costs however, estimated costs to complete include staff costs from April 2005.

6 The previous parliamentary answer of 16 July 2004, Official Report, columns 1387-88W, only relates to phase 1. The cost of £37 million with a delivery date of December 2005 was achieved within approved funding. These details have been updated to include phase 2.

7 The estimated completion date is currently subject to change pending a current re-scoping exercise.

8 Smart Tachograph Project—cost variation due to Tachonet implementation, increasing project scope to meet EU legislation requirements.

9 Vehicles System Software Replatforming, Driver Licence Upgrade and slippage due to six month New System Landscape freeze with subsequent replanning activities and rescheduled release slots.

10 Original planned completion date is subject to Business Case approval.

11 The estimated development completion date has increased after re-evaluation of outstanding requirements and subsequent agreement of rebaselined milestone programme.

12 The two-year fixed operational period will commence after completion of development. The change of end date for operations reflects the new programme.