HC Deb 14 November 1996 vol 285 c332W
Mr. McNamara

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many contracts his Department, agencies and associated bodies have had with EDS for each year since 1985; what was the value of each contract; if he will indicate for each contract (a) if it was completed, (b) what modifications were made at the request of (i) the company and (ii) the Department and (c) if work under contract is being undertaken in-house; and if he will make a statement on the number of job reductions in his Department arising from the contracting out of work by EDS. [3812]

Mr. Willetts

The information requested is not available before 1990. Since 1990, the Cabinet Office (Office of Public Service), its agencies and associated bodies have had two contracts with EDS. The first contract was worth £2,744 and (a) is completed, (b) no modifications were made, and (c) no work was undertaken under contract in-house. The second has no guaranteed value and (a) is on-going, (b) no modifications to date have been made at the request of either the company or the Department, and (c) no work is undertaken under contract in-house. Neither contract has resulted in job reductions in the Department.