Defence: Procurement

Defence written question – answered on 24th November 2010.

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Photo of Steve Barclay Steve Barclay Conservative, North East Cambridgeshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many of the projects identified in the National Audit Office's report on major projects include (a) technology and (b) software code over which his Department does not have full access for future upgrades and maintenance support.

Photo of Peter Luff Peter Luff The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

holding answer 23 November 2010

There are a number of projects mentioned in the NAO's report on major projects for which the Department does not, or does not yet have full access to the technology or software code to provide the required upgrades and maintenance support. However, where that is the case, we are either negotiating to obtain access or we have an appropriate arrangement with the holder of the technology or software code to provide the required upgrade and maintenance support, or the project is at an early stage where we would not yet expect such matters to be settled. I am withholding the information regarding the specific situation for each project as its disclosure would, or would be likely to prejudice the capability, effectiveness or security of the armed forces.

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