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Departmental Equipment

Mrs. Villiers: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many (a) laptops and (b) mobile phones his Department bought in each year since 1997; and what the cost of each category of equipment was in each year. [41272]

John Healey: The number of laptops bought in 2005 was 115 and their cost was £108,350. Details for 1997–2004 can be found in the answer I gave to the hon. Member for Hornsey and Wood Green (LynneFeatherstone) on 14 June 2005, Official Report, column 339W.

Figures for mobile phones are not available, as current Treasury records do not separate mobiles from other telecoms costs.

Departmental Estate

Mr. Amess: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what (a) land and (b) property his Department owns in the Southend West constituency. [41755]

John Healey: The Treasury owns no land or property in the Southend West constituency.

Departmental Expenditure

Mrs. Villiers: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much was spent by his Department on refreshments in each year since 1997. [41257]

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John Healey: I refer to the answers I gave to my right hon. Friend the Member for Warley (Mr. Spellar) on 9 January 2006, Official Report, column 302W, and to the hon. Member for Tatton (Mr. Osborne) on 24 February 2005, Official Report, column 761W.

Mr. Francois: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much has been spent in each year since 1997 by his Department on salaries paid to civil servants. [41579]

John Healey: Since financial year 1999–2000, departments' annual resource accounts, which are available from the Library of the House, have disclosed the staff costs of civil servants. The Treasury's resource accounts for the years 2001–02 onwards are also available at:

Departmental IT Systems

Mrs. Villiers: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much his Department has spent on IT systems in each year since 1997; what the purpose of each system is; what the outturn against planned expenditure of each system was; and what the (a) planned and (b) actual date of completion was of each system. [41313]

John Healey: The information requested is set out as follows.
Overrun (£000 and months)

(past and


Project cost £000

Running costs £000years


1Pre-1997PANAGON—Document management system50x9
2Pre-1997MINCOM—Management of Ministerial correspondence
PQ system—Management of Parliamentary Questions
Impres—Management of paper files
3Pre-1997GSI—Government Secure Intranet114x9
41997 to 2005Server and PCs technical refresh (3–4 year). [Current cost hardware and maintenance contract shown.]250x9
51998Replacement of Treasury Financial Information System (FIS)—monitoring of departmental expenditure559
61999PS/ENTERPRISE—Replacement of central HR/personnel system for HMT.33725x71
72000Provision of a search engine to enhance the document management repository, internet and Intranet in HMT.60012.5x5350
82001ABACUS—Replacement of Treasury's domestic accounting system900250x4
92001Implementation of the GOLD system for the Consolidation of Central Government Accounts.62213x4
102001Redevelopment of Treasury's public web site, including provision of a CMS—content management system25080x4
112001Provision of IT services in support of HMT Business Continuity Plan (BCP).1,455
Colt link to HMT—35k
GSI connection—123k
Data Circuit—6.1k
Telecom lines—18.5k
Hardware maint.—2.3k
122001Updating the Treasury's desktop to incorporate MS Windows and Office 2000 products (includes: Oasis Build 6 implementation £1,111; MS Windows based servers (moved from Netware), File and Print servers, MS Exchange 5.5 servers).2,500
132002Move and provision of new IT facilities in new HMT building, 1 Horse Guards Road.1,717
142002Conversion of HMT PCs from Token Ring networking to Ethernet working.260---
152002Improvements to the capacity, reliability, performance and ease-of-use of secure remote working facilities in HMT.500
162005COINS—Integration of three Government financial data systems to form a Single Data System (SDS). [Scope increased significantly and timetable adjusted].4,5601042,16024
172005JIGSAW—Enhancing Electronic Document and Records Management system (EDRMS). [Re-scoped and timetable lengthened].2,166863666
182005Replacement of the computer system 'TACSYS' which supports the operational accounting and cashflow forecasting work of the Treasury Exchequer Funds and Accounts team 'TRiP' [October 2002 budgeted at £1.1 million, soon thereafter, the project was stopped because of the opportunity to implement a cheaper solution and provide an opportunity to review the complex requirements.]1,100100x728024

1.Maintenance is quoted at current rates.
2.The costs shown for each of the IT systems cover externally-provided hardware, software and implementation costs and may, in addition, cover other costs such as training where this will be part of the initial contract to be placed with the external contractor. The costs of in-house development are not included.
3.IT systems with estimated or actual costs of over £100,000 or with running costs of over £20,000 p.a. are included in the table, as information on smaller systems has not been centrally held throughout this period, and so complete information is not readily available.

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Departmental Publications

Mr. Amess: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make it his policy to publish, as an annex to his annual report, a list of all publications by his Department in the preceding year; and if he will make a statement. [41731]

John Healey: There are no plans to publish a list of publications in the departmental report. However, all major Treasury publications can be found on the websites of the Treasury Group (website addresses:


Mr. Lansley: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many deaths there have been from diabetes in each year since 1997. [42020]

John Healey: The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician who has been asked to reply.

Letter from Karen Dunnell, dated 16 January 2006:

Number of deaths from diabetes(101), England and Wales,1997 to 2004(102)

Calendar year

Underlying cause
Mentioned on
death certificate

(101)The cause of death was defined using the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision (ICD-9) for the years 1997 to 2000, and the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD-I0) for 200I onwards. The codes used are listed below:
Diabetes mellitus—ICD-9 250; ICD-10 EI0-EI4.
(102)Figures are based on deaths occurring in each calendar year.
(103)The introduction of ICD-10 for coding cause of death in 2001 means that data for diabetes as the underlying cause of death are not completely comparable with data for years before this date. The data should therefore be interpreted with caution.

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