HC Deb 05 February 1998 vol 305 cc759-60W
Mr. Clifton-Brown

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if she will list each major new computer system that(a) her Department, (b) non-departmental bodies and (c) agencies under her responsibility have purchased in the last five years; what was the initial purchase cost and what was the final cost; what was each system's (i) planned and (ii) actual date of commissioning; what major computer systems will be purchased by bodies in categories (a), (b) and (c) in the next financial year; and what is their estimated cost. [27853]

Clare Short

The Department for International Development's major computer systems implemented in the last 5 years are as follows:

  • Resource Accounting System (RAB)
  • Purchase cost of software—£271,000
  • Final cost of system—£2,000,000
  • Actual commissioning date—February 1998
  • Management Accounting System Migration (MIS)
  • System developed, not purchased
  • Final cost of system—£1,784,000
  • Actual commissioning date—February 1998
  • Pensions System Migration
  • System developed, not purchased
  • System developed jointly with MIS, so costs included above
  • Actual commissioning date—February 1998
  • Replacement Office System (ASSIST)
  • System developed, not purchased
  • Final cost of system—£3,332,000
  • Planned commissioning date—end December 1996 (UK) mid 1997 (overseas)
  • Actual commissioning date—end December 1996 (UK) end December 1997 (overseas)

Systems to be implemented in the next Financial Year are as follows:

  • Project Information Monitoring System (PRISM)
  • System being developed, not purchased
  • Planned cost £1 million (£600,000 this Financial Year)
  • Planned commissioning date—First quarter Financial Year 1998–99
  • DFID Intranet
  • System being developed, not purchased
  • Cost to date—£84,000
  • Planned commissioning date—March 1998