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Volume 476: debated on Tuesday 20 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what projects sponsored by his Department were subject to Gateway reviews in each of the last four years; what status each project was assigned under such reviews; how much his Department spent on Gateway reviews in each such year; and if he will make a statement. (205870)

Gateway reports, including the findings and status, are conducted on a confidential basis for Senior Responsible Owners (SRO) and are not therefore, made available.

The information in the table provides a list of the Gateway reviews undertaken on the Department's projects over the last four years:

Name of review

2004-05

HR IS/IT Modernisation

Euro Programme

Health and Safety Executive (HSE)—Corporate Information Project

Review of Office Services

Customer Management System

Civil Partnerships Registration

Pensions Organisation Project

Inherited State Earnings-related Pensions System

State Pension Deferrals

Resource Management System

Debt Management Programme

Universal Banking Programme

Electronic Registered Files

Incapacity Benefit Reforms—Extension to Existing Customers

HR IS/IT Modernisation

(HR) Service Delivery Model

Staff Information System

The Pensions Regulator Programme

Medical Provision Procurement Project

Records Storage Project

HOUSE—Electronic Document Records Management (EDRM)

Jobcentre Plus Implementation

Benefit Processing Re-engineering Programme/Watch 3

2005-06

Pensions Transformation Programme (PTP)

DWP IT Transformation Programme

Payment Modernisation Programme

HSE—HR Service Transformation (HRST)

Corporate Integration Backbone

Staff Information System—Phase 2

IT Information Flows in Local Authorities

Centralisation of Benefit Processing

New Deal for Disabled People Successor

Employee Services

Child Support Reforms Business Transformation

HSE—Corporate Information Project

Disability and Carers Service (DCS) Change Programme

Provider-Led Pathways To Work

Electronic Registered Files

Employee Services

The Pensions Regulator Programme

HSE—HRST

HSE—EDRM

BPRP/Watch 2

Universal Banking

Central Payment System

HSE—FIT3 Programme

Employee Services

Debt Management Programme

Multi-Functional Server Replacement

DWP Vehicle Procurement Project

Jobcentre Plus Implementation

Centralisation of Benefits Processing

2006-07

DCS Change Programme

DWP IT Transformation Programme

Review of Office Services

HSE—HRST

Pensions Transformation Programme

The Pensions Regulator Programme

Review of Office Services

HSE—EDRM

ID Cards

HR IS/IT Modernisation Programme

Review of Head Office Estate

HSE—HRST

Employment Support Allowance

Document Repository Service

Provider-Led Pathways To Work

Resource Management System

CSA Operational Improvement Plan

Review of Office Services

Contracted Employment Projects (CEPP)

Central Payments System

2007-08

Review of Head Office Estate

Child Maintenance Re-design

Centralisation of Benefit Processing

HSE—FITS Programme

Enabling Savings Programme

Employment Support Allowance

Document Repository Service

Provider-Led Pathways to Work

DWP Change Programme

Customer Information System r4

Method of Payment Reform Programme

Child Maintenance Redesign

Provider-Led Pathways to Work

Pensions Transformation Programme

HSE—How and Where We Work

DCS Change Programme

Employment Support Allowance

The Pensions Regulator

HSE—Universal Work Recording

Provider-Led Pathways to Work

HR IS/IT Modernisation Programme

Pensions Reform Delivery Programme

Flexible New Deal

2008-09

Enhanced Transmission Service Enhancements

A key principle of Gateway is that they are cost neutral. However, where there is a shortfall in civil service Gateway reviewers, suitably accredited external resource may be used. While the Department is unable to identify the individual costs for each review undertaken, as this information is not specifically recorded, we have spent the following on Gateway reviews.

Spend on GatewayTM Reviews (£)

2004-05

192,802.16

2005-06

119,102.58

2006-07

227,198.57

2007-08

130,850.28

The Secretary of State is fully supportive of the Gateway Review Process, which is applied to all major programmes and projects within the Department. The Process is firmly embedded into the Department's governance regime and Gateway reviews are used as an integral part of the overall Assurance provision within the Department. Feedback from Senior Responsible Owners (for whom the reports are written) and project teams is that overwhelmingly they are extremely useful in helping the projects deliver their intended outcomes.