HC Deb 27 January 2003 vol 398 c589W
Dr. Cable

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the operating cost in each year since 1997 was of her Department's(a) ORACLE RAB and (b) anti-fraud control system; and if she will make a statement. [88827]

Ms Hewitt

[holding answer 14 January 2003]: The information is as follows:

(a) The ORACLE RAB system became operational in December 1998. Operating costs for the system for the financial years in question were as follows:

1997–98 0.00
1998–99 1.04
1999–2000 2.12
2000–01 2.53
2001–02 2.62

(b) The Department has anti-fraud control built into all its financial systems, and it is therefore not possible to quantify the overall operating cost.