HL Deb 17 March 2005 vol 670 c17WS
The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Ministry of Defence (Lord Bach)

My right honourable friend the Minister of State for Defence (Mr Adam Ingram) has made the following Written Ministerial Statement.

I am pleased to announce that the preferred bidder for the Defence Information Infrastructure (Future) contract is the Atlas consortium. This group of companies has international experience of delivering first-class IT systems and we look forward to working in partnership with it over the coming years. We have conducted a rigorous competition and are confident that provision of an effective, efficient and value-for-money service, vital to the modernisation of defence, has begun today.