HL Deb 22 July 1996 vol 574 c91WA
Earl Russell

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether any decision has been taken to replace the computer system of the Child Support Agency.

The Minister of State, Department of Social Security (Lord Mackay of Ardbrecknish)

The administration of the Child Support Agency is a matter for the Chief Executive, Miss Ann Chant. She will write to the noble Lord.

Letter to Earl Russell from the Chief Executive of the Child Support Agency, Miss Ann Chant, dated 19th July 1996:

I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question about the Child Support Agency computer system.

Agency officials are currently assessing the findings of a review of its information systems strategy. This review examined our likely needs for the routine replacement and/or further enhancements of existing computer systems. Whatever we decide must be consistent and compatible with the Department of Social Security's corporate strategy for information systems.

I hope this is helpful.