§ Mr. Cousins:
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what contracts (a) his Department and (b) agencies for whom his Department is responsible have with EDS; what the (i) scope and (ii) duration is of each contract; and how many staff were transferred to EDS in each case when those contracts were set up. 
§ Ruth Kelly:
The information is as follows:
The EAGLE contract for EDS to supply IT services to the Inland Revenue commenced in 1994 and runs for 10 years, expiring on 30 June 2004. The contract provided for a full range of IT services; from IS/IT strategy, through design, implementation, maintenance and enhancement of systems to desktop and network support and full data support. A total of 1,900 staff were TUPE transferred from the Inland Revenue to EDS.
HM Customs and Excise
HMCE have one framework agreement with EDS for consultancy services to assist in delivering a new Human Resource Management System to HMCE. This 34W framework is valid from July 2002 for the period up to the end of March 2005. No staff have been transferred to EDS from HMCE.
HM Treasury has no commercial relationship with EDS.