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Departmental Databases

Volume 488: debated on Tuesday 24 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the cost of maintaining the databases owned and managed by (a) his Department and (b) its agencies was in (i) 2006, (ii) 2007 and (iii) 2008. (256153)

The Department has more than 70 major database systems, as well as other smaller database systems supporting local business areas.

Responsibility for maintaining the accuracy of data held in individual databases rests with the appropriate business area. As this is not a centrally managed function, the information required to answer this question fully could only be provided at disproportionate cost.