Departmental ICT

Home Department written question – answered on 12th November 2009.

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Photo of James Brokenshire James Brokenshire Shadow Minister (Home Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the (a) start date, (b) original planned completion date, (c) current expected completion date, (d) planned cost and (e) current estimated cost is for each information technology project being undertaken by his Department and its agencies; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Phil Woolas Phil Woolas Minister of State (the North West), Home Office, Minister of State (the North West), HM Treasury, Minister of State (the North West), Regional Affairs

The information is in the following table:

Business owner Programme Start date Original panned completion date Expected completion date Planned cost Current estimated cost
IPS National Identity Service-IPS element April 2007 2015(1) 2015(1) £5.550 billion (10 years April 2007 to April 2017 May 2007 Cost Report) £4.575 billion (10 years October 2009 to October 2019 October 2009 Cost Report)
UK Border Agency Identity Cards for Foreign Nationals April 2007 March 2009 August 2010 £9.6 million (for IT costs only-high level estimate at start of project) £12.4 million
UK Border Agency Immigration Casework (ICW) April 2008 June 2015 June 2015 £370 million £366 million
UK Border Agency Points Based System (PBS) April 2005 July 2009 March 2010 £39.8 million £39.3 million
UK Border Agency e-Borders November 2007 March 2014 March 2014 £849.5 million £827.1 million
Shared Services SBS Programme 2005 2011 2011 £32 million £36 million (Scope of programme widened, including enhanced technology and establishment of Procurement Centre of Excellence)
Home Office Next Generation IST Transformation Programme (NGISTT) August 2008 Strategic infrastructure programme currently in planning, completion date yet to be determined, but post 2015. Strategic infrastructure programme currently in planning, completion date yet to be determined, but post 2015. Planned investment (Extend and Blend Project) is £90 million cost, offset against savings of £198 million over six years. Future programme spend on additional projects is yet to be determined. Planned investment (Extend and Blend Project) is £90 million cost, offset against savings of £198 million over six years. Future programme spend on additional projects is yet to be determined.
Home Office Interception Modernisation Programme April 2006 2016 2016 Up to £2 billion Initial estimates of the implementation costs are up to £2 billion over a ten year rollout period. The running costs will be offset by the phasing out of the costs of current systems.
Home Office OSCTNet December 2008-Full Business Case sign off September 2009 March 2010 £16.2 million £18.9 million for original scope, plus £2 million to cover additional users
(1) 2008 Delivery Plan includes a Scheme Release in 2015 as above.

The scope of this answer includes only those projects valued at more than £5 million and has been limited to those in the Home Office Core and its Executive Agencies.

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