§ Mr. Malcolm Bruce
To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what is his estimate of the total annual expenditure on information technology systems across(a) central Government and (b) the rest of the public sector; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Dr. David Clark
The latest estimate I have of IT spend for central Government is approximately £2.5 billion per annum. The figure for the rest of the public sector is not held centrally and can only be provided at disproportionate cost.