HC Deb 13 March 1968 vol 760 c293W
66. Mr. Costain

asked the President of the Board of Trade why investment grants are being refused on computer equipment unless the claimant owns or leases a central processing unit.

Mr. Darling

Grants for computers are available to a wider range of business users than other investment grants. We decided, however, to make grants only to firms which provide a complete computer installation, including both a central processing unit and peripheral equipment.