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Armed Forces: Procurement

Volume 691: debated on Tuesday 17 April 2007

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Following the Enabling Acquisition Change report and Bowman Combat Infrastructure Platform Programme, how they intend to engage HM Treasury and other relevant government departments to develop a more responsive procurement approvals process. [HL3033]

The Ministry of Defence is actively engaged with HM Treasury to develop a more responsive procurement approvals process. HM Treasury aside, although engagement with other government departments does take place in the context of the approvals process, this does not impact on approval time lines.

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What is the status of the Ministry of Defence JAMES 2 database. [HL3035]

The Joint Asset Management & Engineering Solutions (JAMES) programme consists of a series of information system-enabled logistic process and business change projects. JAMES 2 is the second increment of a Land project which is being delivered in support of the Whole Fleet Management (WFM) Defence Change Programme. The first increment, JAMES 1, is currently being rolled out to the Army.