§ Mr. Bercow
To ask the Secretary of State for International Development for what reasons the Service Delivery Agreement target to provide 100 per cent. capacity to receive and process electronic applications from UK offices by 2003 has not been met. 
Mr. Gareth Thomas
As indicated in Annex 3 of DFID's 2004 Departmental Report, the introduction of a Human Resource (HR) Integrated Management System in DFID has initially focused on the payroll and data base elements. Now that these modules have been successfully introduced complimentary e-recruitment systems will be considered and introduced in 2004. The facility to receive full details of vacancies and return application forms on line already exists through the civil service recruitment gateway and DFID websites.