§ Mr. Harold Walker
asked the Minister of Technology what contribution his Department is making to Quality and Reliability Year, sponsored by the British Productivity Council, which starts during 1966; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Cousins
The National Council for Quality and Reliability, which is supported by my Department, is associated194W
418 computers. In addition a further 73 installations, comprising 80 computers are expected to be delivered in the first half of 1966.
It is not possible to add these new installations to the figure shown in Appendix 4 of Ministry of Labour Manpower Studies No. 4 since the latter include some of the installations and computers on order at the 1st January, 1964, which have subsequently been delivered.
Following are tables showing the geographical distribution of these A.D.P. Installations and Computers based on the current Economic Planning Regions.
with the British Productivity Council in the organisation of the Quality and Reliability Year beginning in October, 1966, and my Department is represented on the publicity committee of the Year. Through its regional organisation, my Department will also be collaborating with firms having problems in the quality and reliability of their products, in order to help them with such problems.