HC Deb 13 February 1967 vol 741 c43W
Mr. Geoffrey Lloyd

asked the Minister of Technology what university projects his Department is assisting for computer-aided fast retrieval of legal information.

Mr. Benn

My Ministry is not supporting university work specifically for the retrieval of legal information by computer. Information retrieval is, however, an aspect of a contract recently placed with the University of Edinburgh to develop, in conjunction with the manufacturer, a multi-access system for the English Electric-Leo-Marconi 4/75 computer.

The Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI), with whom we are in close touch, has awarded a grant to Oxford University for a programme of work entitled "Testing the use of Mechanical Seaching of the Complete Text of Legal Reports to facilitate the Retrieval of Relevant Reports."