HC Deb 20 December 1955 vol 547 c289W
78. Commander Maitland

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether in view of the advances towards office automation made by Messrs. Lyons in their use of the electronic device named Leo, details of which are in his possession, he will consider the possibility of using similar methods in the Treasury and the Civil Service generally to enable the nation's business to be carried out more expeditiously and more economically.

Mr. R. A. Butler

Several electronic computers are already in use within the Civil Service for mathematical work, and less elaborate electronic apparatus is used in some Departments on clerical work. The scope for further use of electronic computers is continuously studied by the Organisation and Methods Divisions of the Treasury and other Departments.

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