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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICESE+W+S

F114(1)The provision of information technology services falls within section 2(2)(m) above.E+W+S

(2)For the purposes of sub-paragraph (1) above, “information technology services” means services which are designed to secure for a defined authority the availability or application of information technology.

(3)Without prejudice to the generality of sub-paragraph (2) above, information technology services include services which consist of or are provided for the purposes of, or in connection with, any of the following

(a)giving advice in relation to information technology to any of the following—

(i)a defined authority or its members;

(ii)any committee or sub-committee of a defined authority, or any other group of persons which reports to such an authority, committee or sub-committee; and

(iii)any officer or department of a defined authority;

(b)giving advice to any person as to the application of information technology;

(c)assessing a defined authority’s requirements for information technology, and keeping those requirements under review, including appraising any such technology for the time being in use;

(d)arranging for information technology to be available to meet the requirements of a defined authority;

(e)developing information technology;

(f)maintaining equipment used in connection with information technology.

(4)In this paragraph “information technology” means any computer, telecommunications or other technology the principal use of which is the recording, processing and communication of information by electronic means.

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F1Sch. 1 para. 14 inserted (20.7.1995) by S.I. 1995/1915, art. 4

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