Government Departments: ICT

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 1st February 2011.

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Photo of Charlie Elphicke Charlie Elphicke Conservative, Dover

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how much Government Departments budgeted for expenditure on IT in 2010-11; and what changes to forecast expenditure there have been as a result of his policy on IT procurement since May 2010.

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

We do not collect total spend on IT.

However, we expect substantial savings to arise from IT procurement policies introduced by this Government, including the Moratorium on new spend which commenced in May 2010. Department accounts, published at the year end will provide a fuller indication of the impact of these policies on department expenditure. But as an early indication of the size of savings accruing from the ICT Project Review process, Departments reported the curtailment of 229 projects to gross, compound value of £1 billion.

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