§ Mr. Lock
The following is a list of the IT projects the Lord Chancellor's Department plans to undertake in the next year. Probity and value for money in contracting for IT projects is ensured through compliance with EC public procurement rules, UK Government domestic procurement policy and best practice guidance, government accounting rules and national audit requirements.
I am pleased to say that the Lord Chancellor's Department has already implemented a number of the recommendations outlined in the report "Successful IT—Modernising Government in Action", which was published in May 2000, and will continue to work towards full implementation.
public procurement rules, UK Government domestic procurement policy and best practice guidance, Government accounting rules and National Audit requirements.
I am pleased to say that the Lord Chancellor's Department has already implemented a number of the recommendations outlined in the report "Successful IT—Modernising Government in Action", which was published in May 2000, and will continue to work towards full implementation.579W
Project Completion Date Cost Comment CaseMan+ June 2002 £7.5 milllion This project is being implemented in two Phases. The date shown relates to the implementation of Phase 2. The Crown Court Programme 2005 Between £94 million- £125 million The CCP incorporates a number of projects. These have not been broken down as the exact nature of each has yet to be settled. The Programme covers case progression, in-court workstations, digital audio recording, electronic presentation of evidence and provision of information to court users and the public. MANIFEST (Estates Management Finance System) April 2001 £4.23 million — JUROR (computerised jury summoning and management system) May 2001 £3.9 million — IRIS (Immigration Appellate Authority database system) Summer 2001 £10 million IRIS implemented in four phases, Completion date show refers to implementation of Phase 4. IAA Judicial Support Services (IT for Judiciary and Voice Recognition) Early 2002 Not yet known Final costs not yet known as the pilot is still in the very early stages of development. PREMA PILOT (allows solicitors to apply by email directly to judges about cases proceeding in Preston County Court) August 2001 £65,000 LINE ISSUE (allows anyone to commence and progress specified civil cases using the internet) Early 2002 £2 million Time scales and costs are indicative only as the project is only just reaching project initiation phase. ARAMIS (outsource of PGO's IT services to LCD"s existing PFI supplier) Not yet known Not yet known Proposals are being sought form PFI providers for the outsourced provision of IT services to Public Guardianship Office, Court Funds Office and Office of the Official Solicitor and Public Trustee (following the re-structuring of the Public Trust Office).Proposals have been submitted but no decision has been taken on whether to proceed or on the scope of proposal to be accepted. Therefore no cost of completion data is available and so contract has been awarded. MERIS (Mental Health Renaissance information System) March 2003 £3.2 million Costs quoted are estimates based on project investment appraisal. Electronic Records Management (Public Guardianship Office) September 2003 £500,000 Costs quoted are estimates based on project investment appraisal.