More MPs back our call for action

Computer Weekly's campaign for openness and accountability on government IT projects received a further boost this week as more...

Computer Weekly's campaign for openness and accountability on government IT projects received a further boost this week as more MPs added their names to an early day motion calling for the government to take action.

Thirty nine MPs, representing all the main political parties, have added their names to the motion, which calls for the government to enshrine the need to follow best practice in public sector IT projects in UK law.

MPs supporting the motion include Labour's Brian White and Derek Wyatt, Liberal Democrats Vincent Cable and David Chidgey, and Conservative Bob Spink.

In addition, MPs from the Democratic Unionist and Scottish National parties and Plaid Cymru have also signed the early day motion.

The motion calls for the government to publish Gateway reviews, which were introduced to provide early warnings of potential difficulties with government IT projects.

It also urges the government to take steps against departments that use the excuse of commercial confidentiality to keep information about public sector IT projects out of the public domain.

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