HL Deb 09 November 1999 vol 606 cc142-3WA
Lord Lester of Herne Hill

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they will publish the study by FT Management Consultants dated August on the provision of information technology within the Immigration and Nationality Directorate, as referred to in the Guardian of 1 November. [HL4534]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office (Lord Bassam of Brighton)

TheGuardian article referred to is based on a leaked report produced by Financial Times Management Consultants on behalf of the Immigration and Nationality Directorate (IND). The consultants were commissioned to carry out a "pre-assessment audit" of IND's preparedeness for Investors in People. The consultants were not asked to report on the provision of information technology within IND. IND does not intend to publish this report.