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Departmental ICT

Volume 491: debated on Thursday 23 April 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what IT projects (a) her Department and (b) each of its agencies is undertaking; and what the most recent estimate of (i) the cost and (ii) the completion date of each is. (242265)

The information requested is in the following table.

Business owner


Current expected completion

Current estimated cost


National identity scheme—IPS element


1£4.785 billion


Identity Cards for Foreign Nationals (formerly BRP)

August 2010

£12.4 million

UK Border Agency

Immigration Casework (ICW)2

June 2015

£370 million

UK Border Agency

Points Based System (PBS)

March 2011

£33 million

UK Border Agency


1 March 2014

£749.32 million

Shared Services

SBS Programme


£41 million

CRCSG/Independent Safeguarding Authority

Vetting and Barring Scheme

October 2009

3£84 million

4246 million

1 10-year period October 2008 to October 2018

2 These figures are estimates developed for the ICW OBC. They have not yet been baselined.

3 Set up cost

4 Operational costs over five years.

In addition to the above, the Home Office is also the lead Department for the cross-Government Interception Modernisation Programme, announced by the Prime Minister in February 2008.