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Departmental Contracts

Volume 493: debated on Monday 1 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland which services his Department has outsourced in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement. (274444)

The Northern Ireland Office and its agencies outsourced the following services which had previously been provided in-house in the Northern Ireland Office:

Campaign

Department

2004-05

Internal Promotion Campaign

NI Prison Service

External Recruitment Campaign

NI Prison Service

Wide Area Network Management

IT Infrastructure

2005-06

Internal Promotion Campaign

NI Prison Service

External Recruitment Campaign

NI Prison Service

Wide Area Network Management

IT Infrastructure

Gardening

Hillsborough Castle

2006-07

Internal Promotion Campaign

NI Prison Service

External Recruitment Campaign

NI Prison Service

HR transactional functions

Except NI Prison Service

Wide Area Network Management

IT Infrastructure

Gardening

Hillsborough Castle

2007-08

Internal Promotion Campaign

NI Prison Service

External Recruitment Campaign

NI Prison Service

HR transactional functions

Except NI Prison Service

Wide Area Network Management

IT Infrastructure

Cleaning Services

Forensic Science NI

Gardening

Hillsborough Castle

Security services

New Juvenile Justice Centre

2008-09

Internal Promotion Campaign

NI Prison Service

External Recruitment Campaign

NI Prison Service

HR transactional functions

Except NI Prison Service

Wide Area Network Management

IT Infrastructure

Cleaning Services

Forensic Science NI

Gardening

Hillsborough Castle

Security Services

New Juvenile Justice Centre

In making a decision to outsource the Northern Ireland Office and its agencies are mindful of their responsibility to achieve efficiencies and be cost-effective.