To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much his Department spent on (a) IT systems and (b) cyber-security in (i) 2010-11, (ii) 2011-12, (iii) 2012-13, (iv) 2013-14, (v) 2014-15 and (vi) 2015-16 to date.
3 November 2015
The available information is set out below:
(a) IT costs which can be found in the published DWP Annual Report and Accounts, are summarised as follows:
£ (to nearest 1,000)
2015-16 to September
*Please note that the figure for 2015/16 to September has not yet been audited for accounts.
(b) DWP has tracked all core aspects of expenditure on cyber security, apart from in specific IT systems, since April 2015. The current estimate up to September 15/16 is £5.6m, with further significant investment planned for the second half of the year.