HC Deb 13 February 2004 vol 418 c27W
Mr. Allan

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what cost savings have been made in his Department since the introduction of the Information Technology procurement Centre of Excellence; and how these were calculated. [151040]

Yvette Cooper

A Centre of Excellence was established within in June 2003 to integrate the essential functions which underpin the successful delivery of all types of acquisition based programmes and projects. As cost benefits will not accrue until improvements start to take effect, it is too early to measure cost savings. All Centres of Excellence are currently developing future plans and as part of this process measurement of savings will be defined.