HC Deb 24 July 1967 vol 751 c51
43. Mr. Nott

asked the Lord President of the Council whether he will seek to arrange the installation in the House of Commons a Rank Xerox 2400 for the use of Members and their secretaries.

Mr. Crossman

The Rank Xerox has a greater capacity than the existing models, but is very much more expensive and requires a great deal of use to make it economic. I will ask for an O. and M. investigation into the cost and likely use of such a machine.

Mr. Nott

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that this machine works approximately six times faster and that certainly on a cost analysis basis the rental is probably very much cheaper? If we are to preach modernisation in the House, should we not practise it ourselves and use the most efficient and up-to-date machines?

Mr. Crossman

That is why I said I was willing to have an O. and M. investigation made on this point.