§ Angela Eagle
Administration of benefits and recovery of overpayment is a matter for the Chief Executive of the Benefits Agency, Peter Mathison. He will write to my right hon. Friend.
Letter from Peter Mathison to Mr. Frank Field, dated 18 April 2000:The Secretary of State has asked me to respond to your recent question asking what was the cost of the Debt Accounting and Management System (DAMS) and when the installation was cancelled.The costs of DAMS are commercial in confidence.The DAMS procurement contract with EDS was discharged in July 1999.552WEDS is contracted to provide information systems IT service delivery support to the Department. This contract has not been terminated.I hope this reply is helpful.