Supplementary memorandum from Capita (ILA64)
FURTHER INFORMATION IN SUPPORT OF THE QUESTION
RAISED ON PARAGRAPHS LEADING TO (Q511) FROM THE EDUCATION AND
SKILLS SELECT COMMITTEE OF WEDNESDAY 13 FEBRUARY 2002
As requested by the Chairman, Mr Barry Sheerman,
Capita Group has checked on the question raised by Mr Andrew Turner.
Whilst the DfES requested that Scheme and service
remained closedScotland requested access to the system.
As a result of re-opening the ILA system for Scotland on 31 December
2001 all Learning Providers, including those based in England,
were able to only view (not change) the booking details of individuals
booked on courses by that learning provider. This position was
clearly spelt out as a condition of re-instatement of the system
and this situation lasted until 7 January 2002. On the 7 January
2002 all non-Scottish Learning Provider passwords were de-activated
which meant that English Learning Providers could no longer even
view the course booking records described above.
At no time could any Learning Provider actually
update any English account holder record for any reason.
In addition, following 7 January 2002 and in
line with the Northern Ireland re-instatement, access to the system
was re-instated only for learning providers declaring they had
Scottish or Northern Ireland course bookings outstanding.
Neither the ILA Centre nor Learning Providers
were able to access the system between 25 November 2001 and 30