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Departmental ICT

Volume 491: debated on Thursday 23 April 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs with reference to the answer of 12 November 2008, Official Report, columns 1226-7W, on departmental ICT, what the (a) expected completion date and (b) expected cost was at the outset of each project. (242152)

The following table details current major Information Technology projects in DEFRA and its largest executive agencies—the Rural Payments Agency and Animal Health.

The projects detailed are those that cost more than £1 million over the life of the project. The costs, as listed, exclude day-to-day running costs after the completion of the project.

Projects costing less than £1 million and those within smaller executive agencies have been excluded, as data collection for these would incur a disproportionate cost to the Department to compile.

Project

Initial completion date

Initial estimated costs (£)

Animal Health Business Reform Programme

November 2010

98,000,000

CAP Health Check Implementation Programme

November 2009

25,300,000

Customer land database (CLAD)

March 2009

1,860,000

Enabling technology

March 2009

4,223,000

INSPIRE/UK Location Strategy Implementation Programme

December 2012

12,800,000

Renew IT

April 2008

7,400,000

Rural Payments Agency managed document service

March 2009

2,300,000

Rural Payments Agency rural land register upgrade

March 2012

23,000,000

Rural Payments Agency single payment system upgrade (including CAP health check)

November 2009

23,700,000

Rural Payments Agency storage servers upgrade

March 2010

3,400,000

Spatial information repository (SPIRE)

March 2007

13,800,000

Web rationalisation

March 2011

1,440,000

Whole farm approach

March 2010

65,000,000