§ 39. Mr. Hastings
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will now make a statement on the installation of data processing equipment for freight handling at London Airport.
§ Mr. J. P. W. Mallalieu
Data processing for their own requirements is the responsibility of individual airlines some of which already employ such processing for freight at Heathrow. I understand that discussions are proceeding between Customs and Excise and the airlines about installing a data processing system to deal with the documentary processes relating to the arrival and Customs control of goods imported at the airport.