HC Deb 13 May 1968 vol 764 c169W
48. Sir B. Rhys Williams

asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity what progress is being made in her Department with the introduction of electronic data-handling equipment to facilitate the handling of routine transactions, upkeep of records and for other purposes.

Mr. Hattersley

The main items of the work of my Department that are already processed by computer are payroll, statistics and payments made under the Selective Employment Payments Act. A start will be made shortly on processing claims to unemployment benefit. Other possible applications are being considered.