HC Deb 07 February 2002 vol 379 cc1109-10W
Richard Younger-Ross

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what has been the total expenditure of his Department on IT systems and support in each year from May 1997 to date; how many IT contracts have been let in each of those years; of the other main contracting party in each of those contracts, how many have been (a) companies whose registered office is in(i) England and Wales, (ii) Scotland and (iii) Northern Ireland and (b) foreign companies; and what are the names of the companies falling within category (a). [33685]

Dr. Howells

Total expenditure on IT systems and support broken down annually from May 1997 is as follows:

£ million
1997–98 1.9
1998–99 2.1
1999–2000 3.3
2000–01 3.6
2001–02 3.1

The number of IT contracts let and relevant companies per year is as follows:

Company Number
1997–98 BT, Maine and Vodafone 4
1998–99 BT, and Project Telecom 2
1999–2000 BT 2
2000–01 BT 1
2001–02 BT 3

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