HC Deb 13 January 1999 vol 323 cc193-4W
Mr. Wigley

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what provision he has made in respect of archive collections in the context of the merger of the Museum and Galleries Commission and the Library and Information Commission. [65303]

Mr. Alan Howarth

The funding allocations for the new Museums, Libraries and Archives Council for the years 2000–01 and 2001–02 were set out in the document "A New Cultural Framework" which was placed in the

Lead department Project Funding provided (£ million)
Scottish Office Scottish legal database enabling electronic access within the public sector 0.210
legislation and case law.
Scottish Office Pilot project using multi-agency teams to identify young people at risk of 0.451
Scottish Office Integration of planning and delivery of health and social services for 0.982
community care clients
Scottish Office Integration of probation and employment services for offenders 0.450
Northern Ireland Office Criminal justice system IT information systems 0.800
Northern Ireland Office Pilot prison to court video link for pre-trial, remand or bail hearings 0.050
Valuation Office Electronic transfer of data from the Valuation Office to local authorities 0.120
Public Record Office Developing a common specification for management of electronic records 0.133
held by Government
Inland Revenue Use of IT in selected cases to present documentary evidence in tax 1.936
Inland Revenue Project exploring the potential for an on-line self-service facility offering 0.210
access to cross-governmental information
Home Office Electronic links between authorised criminal justice agencies and the Police 1.320
National Computer
Home Office Electronic sharing of information by criminal justice agencies in Sussex 0.394
Health Pilot joint call handling centres (police, ambulance, fire and rescue 7.800
DSS Pilot of new ways of integrating the services provided to pensioners 0.804
DSS Benefit fraud prevention, deterrence and detection pilot project 0.451
DSS Investigation of the potential for the joint administration of a range of 0.135
benefits provided by central and local government
Cabinet Office, Better Regulation Unit IT system piloting one stop shop for regulatory services run by local 0.100
Land Registry Development of electronic database providing on-line information on land 3.273
and property
DETR Information systems links between Vehicle Inspectorate and Magistrates 0.092
DETR Two pilots testing out feasibility of allowing drivers to apply for vehicle 0.279
tax disc applications by electronic means
ONS Study exploring the role of a single business register across central and 0.440
local government
ONS Merger of Family Expenditure and National Food Surveys 0.355
DfEE Single Work Focused Gateway 79.50
DfEE Schools and local education authority information management strategy 0.225
DfEE Pilot project testing the scope for delivering a range of Employment 2.912
Service and Benefits Agency services through a call center
DfEE Pilot programme developing an inter-agency response to the needs of 0.200
disaffected young people and trialing the use of youth advocates
Ordnance Survey Study of scope for standardising geospatial information held by 0.300
government and making it accessible to other parts of government and the

Libraries of the House on 14 December 1998. Allocation of funds to particular areas of responsibility will be a decision for the board members of the new body.

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