HC Deb 24 November 1969 vol 792 c39W
Mr. Wright

asked the Minister of Transport how many jobs will be lost in Scotland by the transfer to Crewe of the work involved in the preparation of this payroll for the Scottish Region of British Railways.

Mr. Murray

The British Railways Board inform me that an investigation is being made into the possibility of introducing a more advanced computer based system of preparing pay bills for the whole of British Railways. No estimate can be given at the present time of the possible effect on staff numbers either in Scottish Region or elsewhere on British Railways. I am told by the Board that if the scheme does go ahead, there are unlikely to be any effects resulting from it on jobs in Scottish Region for about two years.

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