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Departmental ICT

Volume 486: debated on Thursday 15 January 2009

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what IT projects (a) his 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. (242266)

The following table lists the major IT projects my Department is currently undertaking along with associated cost and completion date estimates.


(i) Estimated cost (£ million)

(ii) Estimated completion date

Flex Transformation (ISAAC Phase 2)


March 2009

HR/Finance/Procurement Shared Services (COSS)


May 2009

National Resilience Extranet (NRE)


Autumn 2009

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