§ Sir K. Joseph
asked the Postmaster-General whether he has considered the possibility of using an electronic computer for pay-roll work in the Post Office as a means of securing economy.
§ Mr. Marples
Yes. Orders have been placed for the supply of two electronic computers, and associated equipment, for pay-roll work. They will be used initially to calculate the wages and salaries, and prepare pay-roll documents for the 112,000 Post Office staff in the London area. I hope that these computers will enable us to achieve an ultimate saving of about £100,000 a year.