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Mr. George Osborne: To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs if he will list the Department's IT projects in each year since 1997, broken down by (a) amount spent, (b) purpose, (c) cost of over-run and (d) time of over-run. 
Mr. Leslie: For my Department, the expenditure on IT projects since 1997 is contained within three main areas; Crown and county courts, magistrates courts and headquarters. These three areas are covered by separate contracts, namely LOCCS, the LIBRA contracts and ARAMIS.
(b) Purpose: The Libra contracts provide case management and office automation to magistrates courts. The Libra Project will deliver a standardised IT system into all magistrates courts. Its aim is to provide users with a modern network, office automation and case management software, that will help them improve the way they work and serve their customers. It will also improve links with other agencies, and will include linking with the police through the CJS Exchange.
(c) and (d): 75 per cent. of the project has been delivered ahead of target and to budget (network and office automation). Deployment dates for case management software to be confirmed. Cost implications will be confirmed pending final deployment dates.
Norman Baker: To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs how much has been claimed in expenses by judges in each year since 1997; and what this represents for each year as an average per judge. 
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Mr. Leslie: I refer the hon. Member to my written ministerial statement of 14 December 2004, Official Report, column 117WS, notifying this House that Middlesex Guildhall was the preferred location for the UK Supreme Court.
Mr. Caplin: At present we have no plans to move the 14th Signals Regiment (Electronic Warfare) from Cawdor Barracks, Brawdy. I will ensure that the hon. Member is kept informed should our intentions change in the future.
Mr. Gerald Howarth: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether he has received representations from the Chancellor of the Exchequer, or on his behalf, in connection with the location of the final assembly of the CVFs. 
Mr. Ingram: The Harrier Integrated Project Team provides logistic support to the entire Harrier Departmental Fleet at a variety of different locations. To collect the information necessary to give an accurate assessment of the value of repair and maintenance work carried out at RAF Cottesmore would be very time consuming and at disproportionate cost.
Mr. Nicholas Brown:
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent discussions have taken place between his Department and representatives of the
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British Nuclear Tests Veterans Association; and what response the Department has made to the Association's letter before action. 
A formal letter of claim was however received on 16 December 2004 from solicitors representing individual veterans of the British nuclear test programme in a potential compensation claim against MOD, to which an acknowledgement has been sent. A substantive response is under consideration by MOD officials and their legal representatives.
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