So, just how much does the British Government spend on software?
The answer is...
...It doesn't know!
Well, that may be overstating the facts: many departments do seem to know and the numbers are astonishing! Furthermore, some departments refused to release details (implying that the information is available) "on the grounds that it would cost too much" [to collate] - you have to wonder that a Government department (presumably accountable to the Public) doesn't already know the answer!
Sources & References:
- BBC News (Technology): Can Whitehall open up to open source?