HL Deb 10 February 1999 vol 597 c23WA
Lord Orme

asked Her Majesty's Government:

When they will publish the conclusion of the Prison Service's review of the Quantum project. [HL1001]

The Minister of State, Home Office (Lord Williams of Mostyn)

The Prison Service's six-month review of the Quantum project announced on 10 August 1998 has been concluded. My right honourable friend the Home Secretary has seen the review report. The Director General and the Executive Committee of the Prison Service endorse the recommendation made in the report to take the project forward by means of a framework agreement in partnership with one of the two short-listed suppliers. The contract will cover an information technology (IT) infrastructure service, joint development of a strategy for IT-based business change and an agreed mechanism for implementing business change on a partnership basis.