§ The Earl of Northesk
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether they will quantify, on a project-by-project basis, the investment of "over £6 billion in modern technology" mentioned in the Chancellor of the Exchequer's Budget speech.[HL2189]
§ The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Culture, Media and Sport (Lord McIntosh of Haringey)
The Treasury does not have this information on a project-by-project basis. The "over £6 billion" consists of ring-fenced allocations for electronic government made in Spending Review 2000, Spending Review 2002 and from the Capital228WA Modernisation Fund, plus subsequent announcements. It includes: £2.3 billion for the NHS; £0.8 billion for revenue departments; £1.2 billion for schools; £0.1 billion for the Department for Work and Pensions; £0.1 billion for the driver vehicle organisations; £0.1 billion for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs; £1.1 billion for the criminal justice system; £0.7 billion for local government; and £0.1 billion for the Department of Trade and Industry.