§ Mr. Charles Morrison
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is the type of the computer purchased by the College of Aeronautics; when it was bought; what it cost; and what advice was given by his Department to the College with regard to the purchase of a computer.
§ Mr. Crosland
The College of Aeronautics, Cranfield, owns a Ferranti 185W Pegasus 1 digital computer with punched tape input and output, which was brought into commission on 3rd October, 1960. The machine was bought at a total cost of £51,323 with the approval of my Department, who consulted H.M. Inspectorate.