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Government Departments: Major Projects List

House of Lords written question – answered on 2nd November 2011.

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Photo of Lord Touhig Lord Touhig Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Lord Wallace of Saltaire on 20 October (Official Report, col. 375), what are the projects on the Cabinet Office's major projects list.

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Lord Wallace of Saltaire on 20 October (Official Report, col. 375), what are the criteria used in determining high-risk projects when deciding whether a project is placed on the Cabinet Office's major projects list.

Photo of Lord Wallace of Saltaire Lord Wallace of Saltaire Lords Spokesperson (Cabinet Office), Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip)

The Government intend to publish an annual report on major projects at the end of the year. This will include information on the high risk, high value projects which make up the Government's major projects portfolio (GMPP).

The Major Projects Authority is concerned with all projects that are of sufficient value and/or importance to be subject to the HM Treasury spend approval process.

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