Early day motion 832

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That this House welcomes the publication of the Committee of Public Accounts report, HC705, Managing and replacing the Aspire Contract; notes the importance of the Aspire contract in creating a single IT system where previously numerous standalone systems that could not talk to each other had existed, and the 650 linked computer systems that now aid the collection of £50 billion in revenue for HM Treasury as a result; recognises the skills and business knowledge of current Aspire contract staff in achieving a 98 per cent delivery record and a 90 per cent reduction in downtime, as well as their expertise in working on the complex IT system; is troubled that the government proposals to break up that contract will limit contract sizes and risk serious problems, with untested suppliers being asked to work to technical specifications from a government department when both parties may lack the necessary skills; is deeply concerned that the current hubs in Telford and Worthing are being moved to a location hundreds of miles away, possibly even off-shore, and that critical expertise will be lost as staff are unlikely to want to transfer to an employer that has had a seven-year pay freeze; and urges the Government and HM Revenue and Customs to consider the value of the staff who work on the Aspire contract and the dangers of their proposals for the day-to-day delivery of the work.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Anderson, David Labour Party Blaydon 04.03.2015
Caton, Martin Labour Party Gower 04.03.2015
Clark, Katy Labour Party North Ayrshire and Arran 16.03.2015
Connarty, Michael Labour Party Linlithgow and East Falkirk 17.03.2015
Corbyn, Jeremy Labour Party Islington North 04.03.2015
Crausby, David Labour Party Bolton North East 04.03.2015
Cunningham, Tony Labour Party Workington 11.03.2015
Esterson, Bill Labour Party Sefton Central 03.03.2015
Flello, Robert Labour Party Stoke-on-Trent South 03.03.2015
Glindon, Mary Labour Party North Tyneside 04.03.2015
Hancock, Mike INDEPENDENT Portsmouth South 06.03.2015
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 05.03.2015
Lavery, Ian Labour Party Wansbeck 25.03.2015
Lazarowicz, Mark Labour Party Edinburgh North and Leith 03.03.2015
Lucas, Caroline Green Party Brighton Pavilion 10.03.2015
McDonnell, John Labour Party Hayes and Harlington 12.03.2015
McInnes, Liz Labour Party Heywood and Middleton 04.03.2015
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 05.03.2015
Mearns, Ian Labour Party Gateshead 04.03.2015
Morrice, Graeme Labour Party Livingston 18.03.2015
Morris, Grahame M Labour Party Easington 03.03.2015
Qureshi, Yasmin Labour Party Bolton South East 05.03.2015
Ruane, Chris Labour Party Vale of Clwyd 03.03.2015
Sheridan, Jim Labour Party Paisley and Renfrewshire North 06.03.2015
Stringer, Graham Labour Party Blackley and Broughton 16.03.2015
Sutcliffe, Gerry Labour Party Bradford South 03.03.2015
Tami, Mark Labour Party Alyn and Deeside 03.03.2015
Wright, David Labour Party Telford 03.03.2015