HC Deb 13 July 1999 vol 335 c105W
Mr. Curry

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the costs to police authorities of adopting the Public Safety Radio Communications Project; and if he will make a statement. [90272]

Mr. Boateng

I am told by the Police Information Technology Unit (PITO) that the costs of the Public Safety Radio Communications Project (PSRCP) are currently the subject of negotiation between PITO, which is managing the project for the police service, and the contractor British Telecom. Indicative prices have been issued and PITO is now preparing to invite British Telecom's final contractual offer, at the request of the Association of Police Authorities and the Association of Chief Police Officers.