§ Mr. Hancock
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what has been the cost of developing the new national computer network within the Defence Housing Executive. 
§ Mr. Kilfoyle
It is assumed that this question refers to Project DOMIS, the PFI procurement which is intended to replace the Defence Housing Executive's (DHE's) existing computer system to provide an enhanced housing service to members of the armed services and their families.
The system will link DHE's 202 offices throughout mainland UK and provide a modern, efficient housing allocation service together with improved management information.82W
The Project has not yet reached the stage of placing a contract. The costs to date of the in-house team and consultants who are developing the requirements amount to £2.1 million.