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Departmental ICT

Volume 487: debated on Tuesday 3 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland 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. (251134)

There has been one ICT project abandoned by the Northern Ireland Office before completion since 1997. The Product Logging ICT Project was cancelled by the Forensic Science Agency at a cost of £8,500. The contractors were ICS Computing. The project commenced in June 2006 and was abandoned in November 2006.

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland pursuant to the answer of 17 December 2008, Official Report, column 773W, on departmental ICT, what his most recent estimate of the (a) cost and (b) completion date of each of the projects referred to is; and if he will make a statement. (251242)

The information requested is provided in the following table.

Project name

Completion date

Estimated cost (£ million)

Causeway Programme

March 2011

61

Prisoner Record Information System (PRISM): Technical Refresh

March 2010

1.3