Saturday, June 17, 2006

IT cost doubles but remains "on budget"

The National Audit Office released a report yesterday saying that the NHS's National Programme for IT was going to cost £12.4bn instead of the original £6.2bn. The Health Minister Lord Warner said that programme was "on budget" and that the "NAO has confirmed the cost has not overrun".

Lord Warner was also reported to have been walking the corridors of Parliament with his hands on his ears saying "lalalalalalalala I'm not listening!"


Ellee Seymour said...

They would never get away with it if it was a private business, it's truly shocking.

Anonymous said...

A government computer system late and over budget? Shome mishtake shorley?