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Arts Council: ICT

Volume 479: debated on Monday 29 September 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) what the cost to date of the Arts Council’s Arena IT system has been; (223310)

(2) what the tender process was for the procurement of the Arts Council’s Arena IT system;

(3) what consultants were engaged by the Arts Council for the procurement of the Arena IT system;

(4) what the support costs for the Arts Council’s Arena IT system are expected to be in 2008-09;

(5) who owns the intellectual property rights for the Arts Council’s Arena IT system.

This is an operational matter for Arts Council England. I have asked the chief executive to reply direct to the hon. Member, and copies of the response will be placed in the Libraries of the House.