Department for Work and Pensions: ICT

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 3rd November 2015.

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Photo of Jo Stevens Jo Stevens Labour, Cardiff Central

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much his Department spent on (a) IT systems and (b) cyber-security in (i) 2010-11, (ii) 2011-12, (iii) 2012-13, (iv) 2013-14, (v) 2014-15 and (vi) 2015-16 to date.

Photo of Justin Tomlinson Justin Tomlinson Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (Department for Work and Pensions) (Disabled People)

The available information is set out below:

(a) IT costs which can be found in the published DWP Annual Report and Accounts, are summarised as follows:

£ (to nearest 1,000)

2010-11

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16 to September

Total IT

960,572,000

926,912,000

1,111,308,000

802,134,000

732,352,000

327,006,000*

*Please note that the figure for 2015/16 to September has not yet been audited for accounts.

(b) DWP has tracked all core aspects of expenditure on cyber security, apart from in specific IT systems, since April 2015. The current estimate up to September 15/16 is £5.6m, with further significant investment planned for the second half of the year.

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