HC Deb 30 July 1959 vol 610 cc164-5W
Mr. W. Yates

asked the Secretary of State for War what progress has been made in the application of electronic computers in the stores field of the Army.

Mr. Soames

I have decided to place an order with EMI Electronics Ltd. for an EMIDEC 2400 system to be installed at Central Ordnance Depot, Chilwell, in the middle of 1961. The system will maintain the stores account at Chilwell and will calculate the future requirement for motor transport spares for the whole Army. It is intended to develop the system to provide more sensitive worldwide control of Army motor transport spares. A study of the use of similar equipment at the remaining central stores depots has begun.