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Departmental ICT

Volume 482: debated on Wednesday 5 November 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what IT projects (a) her Department and (b) each of its agencies is undertaking; and what the most recent estimate of (i) the cost and (ii) the completion date of each is. (229157)

The IT projects currently being undertaken by Communities and Local Government and its agencies are as follows:

Communities and Local Government (including regional co-ordination unit and Government offices in the regions)

Project

Expected completion date

Estimated costs (£000)

Website Rationalisation (incorporating Interlocal Rebuild project)1

December 2008

3,600

Fire Incident Recording System

November 2008

3,040

Data Interchange Hub Release 2

March 2009

1,273

EDRMS

November 2008

754

SAP Implementing Benefits

February 2009

364

Smarter Business Process (SAP Enhancement)

November 2008

362

Business Intelligence System Technical Upgrade

February 2009

351

PIMS HR e-Strategy Implementation

October 2008

287

Government Offices National Indicator Analysis tool—scoping

December 2008

62

Government Offices Human Resources Database—Phase 2

March 2009

241

Government Offices Online Performance Management System -Phase 2

March 2009

82

Government Offices Contacts Database

March 2009

40

Agencies of the Department

Planning Inspectorate

Project

Expected completion date

Estimated costs (£000)

Fast Track Householder Appeals—Stage 2 (Implementation)

May 2009

175

Business Continuity Planning (BCP) and

January 2009 and

2142

Disaster Recovery (DR)

June 2009

2

Charging for Appeals

April 2009

100

QEII Conference Centre

Project

Expected completion date

Estimated costs (£'000)

Meeting Matrix

October 2008

65

1 A project to rebuild the Info41ocal website was approved in November 2004 at a cost of £244,000. The project was deferred for later incorporation into the Department’s Website Rationalisation Project at a final cost of £400,000 on top of the £3,600,000 included above for web rationalisation.

Note:

Estimated costs are the build costs only.