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Departmental Information and Communications Technology

Volume 481: debated on Tuesday 21 October 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department spent on upgrading its IT in each of the last three financial years. (228418)

The spend incurred in upgrading the Ministry of Defence's IT in each of the last three financial years varied from purchasing single computers and software licences to undertaking major IT programmes, such as the defence information infrastructure. The spend on all individual Departmental IT upgrades, and separating these upgrade costs from ongoing IT support expenditure, in each of the last three financial years could be provided only at disproportionate cost.