Oh please, when will the government select the person best suited to the job. From his own site:
"Mike is the first member of his family to graduate. After training as a lawyer, Mike was a college lecturer until 1997 when he began practising as a solicitor specialising in criminal law until his election in 1992."
Degree in Law, career in Law, lecturer, politician. Lots of IT experience there.
If he had been in the role prior to the contracts being awarded then his legal skills may have been of some benefit (alas, he specialised in Criminal Law but hey, some sills are better than none). Now he'll just be bemused at how the government could have signed such dire contracts and disaster will be the only outcome. BT, Logica, Crapita et. al will be laughing all the way to the bank !