§ Mr. Tim Smith
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what was the total amount spent by his Department in 1988 on management and computer consultancy contracts, excluding hardware and software purchases; and if he will list each management or computer consultancy contract awarded by his Department in 1988, giving in each case the name of the consultancy firm and the subject of the assignment.
§ Mr. Hurd
The Home Office spent approximately £3,572,000 on management and computer consultancies in 1988. The following contracts were awarded to management or computer consultancy firms by the Home Office in 1988:31W
Consultancy Assignment ICL Systems analysis for Immigration and Nationality Department ICL Bootle Computer Bureau Network Support ICL System sizing for Immigration and Nationality Department IN2 Post Administration programming support JSB Database support for computerisation of central records Kerman Associates IT Division technical support Logica Fire Department Brigade requirements study Logica Local Area Network study for Immigration and Nationality Department Metier Bootle Computer Bureau project management tool support Oasis Intelligency Knowledge Based Systems study Oracle Bootle Computer Bureau software support PA Management Consultants WARC project management PA Consulting Investment Appraisal support for Immigration and Nationality Department PA Consulting Police National Computer Office project management support PA Technology Proposal Evaluation: Automatic Fingerprint Recognition P-E Computer Services Bootle Computer Bureau programming support Peat Marwick McClintock Review of laundry service Peat Marwick McClintock IND Relocation Study SIA Fire Statistics Section hardware sizing trial Software AG Police National Computer Office software support (two contracts) St. George's Medical School Technical support from Forensic Science Service Touche Ross Management systems strategy for prison industries TSC Ltd. Police National Computer Office Operating System Support Thornhill Computer Services Bootle Computer Bureau programming support Dr. R. L. Williams Reviewing fingerprint evidence Yale Data IT Division technical support Aberdeen University Technical support for Scientific Research and Development Branch Ampex Videofile testing Batalas Police National Computer Office Quality Assurance support BBN Technical support for Scientific Research and Development Branch BIS Magistrates Court contingency study BIS Financial Systems support Cooper and Lybrand Assistance with training seminars in Prison Service Computer Search and Selection Immigration programming support CCTA IT Division Post Implementation Review Data Logic Local Area Networks study Dataflex Programming support for Prison Service Deloitte Haskins and Sells Improving Clerical Support Services to Her Majesty's Prison forms Deloitte Haskins and Sells Study of potential feasibility of private sector involvement in the remand system
Consultancy Assignment Digitus IT Division technical support Eosys Police Requirements Network study Ewbank Preece Microwave study
§ Mr. Tim Smith
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what was the total amount spent by the Metropolitan police in 1988 on management and computer consultancy contracts, excluding hardware and software purchases; and if he will list each management or computer consultancy contract awarded by the Metropolitan police in 1988, giving in each case the name of the consultancy firm and the subject of the assignment.
Firm Contracts Geoff Ford Consultancy on Mechanical and Electrical Branch Control Information Systems. Digitus Programming advice on Territorial Operations Systems. Safe Computing Setting up software for police payroll. Chess Valley Enhancement to G10 crime statistics input system. Carnell Consultancy on civil staff payroll. ICL Technical support on hardware and software including installation of new system and super-dualling of two ICL 2988 machines. ICL Software enhancement. Gerard Systems Artemis Consultancy. Gresham Software Skills Ltd Operating system conversion from DME to VME. STS Nescourse Consultancy advice on Querymaster software package. Hoskyns Technical advice on VMS operating system Prolog Programming work on cheque reconciliation suites. Pergamon Infotech Provision of documentation etc. for Cautions Index project. Unisys Software enhancement for police computers at outer London magistrates' courts. CCTA Crime Report Information System (CRIS) benefits evaluation. Deloitte Haskins & Sells Data modelling consultancy. Intra Systems Consultancy to review CRIS training programme. Scicon Ltd Production of simulation model of a CID office. Ernst & Whinney Data envelope. Study of MP divisions. Unisys Manpower services in connection with replacement command and control system. Peat Marwick McLintock Re-location of stores. Peat Marwick McLintock Review of options for direct supply of goods to users. Wolff Olins Corporate Identity consultancy. D.W.J. Consultants Procurement consultancy Touche Ross Catering consultancy. Hay Management Consultants Ltd Alternative civil staff pay arrangements.