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Departmental ICT

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 28 January 2009

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer which ICT projects initiated by his Department were abandoned before completion in each year since 1997; what costs were incurred on each project; who the contractors were; what the date of (a) commencement and (b) abandonment was in each case; and if he will make a statement. (251137)

In respect of projects prior to September 2008, I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave to the hon. Member for Runnymede and Weybridge (Mr. Hammond) on 10 September 2008, Official Report, column 1950W, and to the answer given by the then Financial Secretary to the Treasury to the hon. Member for Angus (Mr. Weir) on 9 October 2006, Official Report, column 289W.

HM Treasury has no record of any projects that have been abandoned since then.

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 15 December 2008, Official Report, column 428W, on departmental ICT, what his most recent estimate is of (a) the cost and (b) the completion date of each of the projects referred to; and if he will make a statement. (251246)

In respect of the Consultancy Frameworks Contract, which was completed in July 2008, I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave to the hon. Member for Fareham (Mr. Hoban) on 15 December 2008, Official Report, column 428W.

The Corporate Shared Service Programme, completed in January 2009, will have actual costs of £1.36 million.