§ Sir B. Rhys Williams
asked the Minister of Social Security what progress is being made in her Department with the introduction of electronic data processing equipment to facilitate the handling of routine transactions, the upkeep of records, and for other purposes.
§ Mrs. Hart
My Department has made use of electronic data processing techniques for many years.
Computers are currently used for keeping the records of graduated contributions, for statistical work and for pay. Work in progress will enable them to be used for the calculation and payment of short-term National Insurance benefits, 265W for the administration of pensions and family allowances, and for accounting purposes.