§ 55. Mr. Rankin
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps he is taking to introduce further mechanisation into his Department.
§ Mr. Brooke
An electronic computer, acquired for the joint use of the Home Office and the Metropolitan Police, was delivered in November and is due to come into operation early in the New Year. The number of staff engaged in planning the conversion of work to automatic data processing operations is being increased. Other office machines will be added to the present range of modern equipment where their use can increase efficiency.