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Departmental Information and Communications Technology

Volume 504: debated on Wednesday 27 January 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on what pay band his Department’s Chief Information Officer (CIO) is employed; whether the CIO is employed on a fixed-term or permanent contract; and what the size is of the budget for which the CIO is responsible in the period 2009-10. (307566)

DEFRA’s chief information officer is employed as a senior civil servant (SCS-Contractor) on a fixed term contract basis. The size of the budget the CIO is responsible for is £76 million for 2009-10.