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Millennium Commission Accounts 1999-2000

Sir John Bourn, head of the National Audit Office, today reported to Parliament on the 1999-2000 account of the Millennium Commission, without qualifying his audit opinion on those accounts. The full text of his report is attached.

Published:
13 Nov 2000
Report cover showing a soldier

Ministry of Defence. Delivering digital tactical communications through the Bowman CIP programme

“The introduction of Bowman and CIP provides the first increment of a world class military communication, command and control system, which is delivering considerable benefits to the UK armed forces. The timescales set for the original programme in 2001 were overly ambitious given the technical challenges that emerged and the sheer scale of the conversion. To ensure delivery of the recast programme by 2007 the MOD and its contractor General Dynamics UK should continue to respond flexibly to inevitable change and to the remaining technical challenges.”

Published:
25 Jul 2006
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Preparations for Digital Switchover

“The Government’s digital switchover programme will affect almost every home in the UK and most of the costs will be met by consumers. Helping consumers through the switchover process requires strong and coordinated working between Government and delivery agencies.

“Progress so far is encouraging, but there is a long way to go with almost one third of licence fee payers still not understanding switchover, up to 26 million analogue television sets yet to be replaced or converted and nearly 1,200 transmitter sites to be upgraded.”

Published:
27 Feb 2008
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Preparations for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games – Risk assessment and management

“The London Olympic and Paralympic Games may seem a long way away, but with a programme of this magnitude it is vital to keep the momentum up. There is a lot more to do and a variety of risks to be managed if the Games are to be a success. Failure in any one area will impinge on others. Finalising the budget should be a priority to allow the Olympic programme to move forward with greater confidence and certainty.

“As well as learning from the experience of other cities that have hosted the Games, I have also arranged with my counterpart in China to learn lessons from the Beijing Games in 2008 that could usefully be applied to London.”

Published:
2 Feb 2007
London Olympic Stadium

Preparations for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games: Progress report February 2010

“The Olympic Delivery Authority has done well to keep its programme on track, and it is increasingly likely that the venues and infrastructure are going to be delivered on time and budget. Nevertheless, there is still a long way to go, with less contingency funding available to meet unforeseen cost pressures.

 

“Plans for the delivery of the Games themselves need to be fleshed out, in particular making sure that LOCOG is on track at least to break even. In addition, securing long-term use of facilities such as the Media Centre and the Main Stadium should remain a priority to get the best out of the Games both for the taxpayer and local people.”

Published:
26 Feb 2010