HC Deb 17 December 1993 vol 234 cc1032-3W
Mr. Allen

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what is the current cost to the Health and Safety Executive of the FOCUS project; when the system will be introduced; and whether it has fulfilled all the objectives set for it.

Mr. Michael Forsyth

The cost of the FOCUS project was £4.42 million at 30 November 1993, the latest date for which information is readily available.

The Health and Safety Executive plans to introduce the system in stages, commencing in April 1994.

Objectives relating to the increased efficiency of text production have been met. Objectives which relate to the use of improved intelligence cannot be met until the system is fully operational and contains significant amounts of data.