HC Deb 16 April 1996 vol 275 cc435-6W
Mr. Redmond

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the savings to date to his Department and his Department's agencies from out-sourcing arrangements made with the EDS software computer system; what assessment he has made of the equivalent costs of carrying out this work in-house; and if he will make a statement. [24361]

Mr. Norris

At the time the contracts were awarded, the Department of Transport forecast that it would make savings of at least 25 per cent. The savings realised have been in line with this forecast.