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NHS: Information and Communications Technology

Volume 498: debated on Wednesday 28 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will publish the most recent annual benefits statement for the National Programme for IT; and for what reasons he has not yet published it. (295498)

In response to a recommendation of the Public Accounts Committee in its report on the National Programme published in January 2009, the Department has agreed to consider producing an annual report of the Programme's progress against published timetables and expenditure forecasts. Consideration is being given to publication, from 2009-10, of a single document combining the annual report with a restructured statement of the costs and benefits of the programme.