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Government Departments: Information and Communications Technology

Volume 489: debated on Friday 20 March 2009

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (1) how many and what proportion of new Government IT software procurements have been of (a) open source and (b) proprietary software (i) in total and (ii) in each department in each year since 2004; and if he will make a statement; (264154)

(2) how many and what proportion of Government IT systems used (a) open source and (b) proprietary software (i) in total and (ii) in each department as at the end of each of the last 10 years; and if he will make a statement.

Details of individual software procurements across Government and of software used in individual Government IT systems are not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.