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Departmental ICT

Volume 504: debated on Friday 29 January 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department has allocated for the (a) procurement, (b) maintenance, (c) compliance testing and (d) security of information technology systems in 2010-11. (313553)

Available resources for Defence expenditure are set during spending rounds. The most recent comprehensive spending review set the Department's budget for the financial years 2008-11.

Departmental expenditure plans for 2010-11 and beyond have not yet been agreed.

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department spent on information technology in the last three financial years; how much of this was spent on (a) software development and testing and (b) application including (i) staff training, (ii) the cost of new hardware and software and (iii) the cost of launching into the live environment. (313554)

The Department spent the following on information technology and telecommunications in the last three financial years:

£ million







Notes: 1. The MOD's Resource Account Codes do not split the costs between information technology and telecommunications. 2. These costs include telecommunication costs, for example line rental. 3. These figures relate to capital addition and operating cost charges.

The detailed breakdown requested could only be provided at disproportionate cost.

Further information can be found in the Department's Annual Report at the following link: