HC Deb 18 July 2001 vol 372 c190W
Mr. Dobson

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if she will list the information technology contracts in excess of £500,000 let by her Department or its predecessor since April 1991, giving in each case the original estimated cost and original estimated completion date, the actual cost and actual completion date and the names of the contractors involved and consultants retained by her Department. [3501]

Clare Short

DFID undertakes most of its IT development work in-house, with modest specialist consultancy support.

The Department has had three IT contracts above £500,000 since April 1991.

Ms Keeble

The grant was made available against the following work:

  1. (i) the refurbishment of the semi-derelict building to provide a net area of not less than 400,000 square feet of floor space suitable for office use and not less than 350 parking spaces at basement level;
  2. (ii) the re-paving and landscaping of an overall area of 2,025 square metres of the adjacent courtyard known as "Exchange Flags";
  3. (iii) the refurbishment and fitting out of the former war room on the lower ground floor of the building as a museum.

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