HC Deb 26 March 1968 vol 761 cc252-3W
Q6. Mr. Ian Lloyd

asked the Prime Minister whether he will instruct all Ministers to investigate what types of computer-stored information, now processed within their Departments, can be made available to Members of Parliament within the Palace of Westminster by on-line terminal facilities, and to report regularly on the progress which is being made in this direction.

The Prime Minister

The hon. Member has, I understand, been in touch with my hon. Friend the Financial Secretary to the Treasury about his proposal and will know that it is not practicable at the present time. He will, however, also know of the work which is to be done by the newly created Computer and Data Systems Unit of the Central Statistical Office which will include the problems and possibilities of data accessibility.

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