Government Departments: ICT

Cabinet Office written question – answered at on 14 June 2010.

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Photo of John Pugh John Pugh Liberal Democrat, Southport

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what recent estimate he has made of the likely level of savings to be made consequent on specifying compliance with open standards in Government IT procurement.

Photo of Francis Maude Francis Maude The Paymaster General and Minister for the Cabinet Office

I have not made any estimate on the likely level of savings that will accrue from specifying compliance with open standards in Government IT procurement. The coalition Government have made a clear manifesto pledge to open up Government procurement and reduce costs.

As part of the forward work programme, the Efficiency and Reform Group within the Cabinet Office has already begun work to review and simplify ICT procurement including an increased focus on the use of open standards. Once this programme is under way we will be define the targets for savings from this activity and these will be published.

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