Departmental ICT

Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform written question – answered on 11th March 2009.

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Photo of Andrew Rosindell Andrew Rosindell Shadow Minister (Home Affairs)

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform which ICT projects are being funded by his Department; and how much the (a) original estimate and (b) current expected outturn cost of each is.

Photo of Pat McFadden Pat McFadden Minister of State (Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform) (Employment Relations and Postal Affairs), Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee

The current ICT projects being funded by Business Enterprise and Regulatory Reform are as follows, with their original estimate and their current expected outturn costs:

HR Online—which is a new HR system for professional users and providing individual self-help services; estimated life-time cost £14 million up until 2012; current expected outturn cost £8 million development and £1.1 million per annum support and associated running costs.

SPIRE 3—enhancements to an existing system supporting export control; estimated life-time cost £1 million up until 2012; current expected outturn cost £897,000 development and £155,000 per annum support and associated running costs.

RITE—a system allowing remote and secure access to BERR's IT systems; estimated lifetime cost of £2.3 million up until 2012; current expected outturn cost £800,000 development and £641 per annum support and associated running costs.

Point of Single Contact—an EU directive project, funded by the EU; estimated development and implementation cost £1.6 million but with ongoing support costs still being negotiated with the supplier.

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