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Government Departments: ICT

Volume 508: debated on Monday 29 March 2010

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the cost to the public purse had been of the Office for Government Commerce Heavy Hitter Programme Delivery Director service on the latest date for which figures are available; on which IT projects each consultant contracted under that service worked; and what payments have been made to each such consultant for work undertaken in connection with that service. (318112)

The Programme Delivery Directors (PDDs) project was part of a wider initiative, Executive Support Service, launched in 2005 to improve the success rate of major projects. Two consultants were deployed as Programme Delivery Directors, as set out in the table. The costs involved were recovered by the organisations concerned. Both appointments were made following a comprehensive value for money assessment.

Project name


Period of time deployed: June2006 - December 2007

Daily rate (£)

Total cost minus T and S (£)

Youth Justice Board

Delivery Director Programme

260 days




Programme Delivery Director

188 days