HC Deb 26 July 1965 vol 717 c42W
Mr. Ian Gilmour

asked the Minister of Technology (1) if he will list the recommendations for the purchase of computer equipment, showing the make of computer and use and Government Department concerned in each case, by the Government which have been received from the Treasury Support Unit or Computer Advisory Unit since 15th October, 1964;

(2) if he will list those recommendations of the Treasury Support Unit for the purchase of computer equipment by the Government, showing the make of computer and use in each case, which had been received on 15th October, 1964; and what action has now been taken on each.

Mr. Cousins

No. As my hon. Friend the Financial Secretary to the Treasury told my hon. Friend the Member for Hitchin (Mrs. Shirley Williams) on 15th December, 1964, the advice of the Technical Support Unit, which now forms part of the Computer Advisory Service, and which advises on the technical suitability of computers and associated equipment for use in a Government Department, is not published.