§ Mr. Burstow
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment his Department has(a) made and (b) commissioned of the (i) viability and (ii) adaptability of the computer system provided under contract by Capita to support the current and future work of the Criminal Records Bureau; and if he will place a copy of the assessment in the Library. 
§ Hilary Benn
In August 2002 French Thornton Partnership Ltd. were commissioned to conduct an independent review of the Criminal Records Bureau core systems. The review focused on the following three areasintegrity of the architecture and quality of build;capacity planning and sizing models; andfuture proofing and suitability of the system.
A report was produced on 16 September 2002, and action is being taken or has been taken on the recommendations. A copy of this cannot be placed in the Library as the content is classified Commercial In Confidence.