HC Deb 04 November 2002 vol 392 c15W
Mr. Laurence Robertson

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans she has to require the computers at the RPA and the BCMS to be made compatible; and if she will make a statement. [79318]

Alun Michael

The new computer system being developed for bovine schemes under the RPA Change Programme will provide interfaces to current systems such as the BCMS database.

A major investment in IT improvements is also being made at the BCMS. The system will be moved onto a more secure platform and a facility will be developed to provide for the issue of "statements" to producers showing details of the animals recorded on their holdings.

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