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Part of Estimates 2014-15 — Department for Work and Pensions – in the House of Commons at 7:41 pm on 7th July 2014.

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Photo of Stephen Timms Stephen Timms Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions) 7:41 pm, 7th July 2014

As I have said, the idea for the pause is based on the recommendation of Jonathan Mitchell, the retired chief information officer of Rolls-Royce, who has managed extremely large IT projects in that company—possibly even larger than those for which the hon. Gentleman had responsibility. He has said that when a project is as out of control as this one clearly is, it is essential to stop, to make policy decisions and to draw up a plan before simply shovelling in hundreds of millions pounds more.