§ Mr. Dalyell
asked the Minister for the Civil Service what action his Department is taking to develop the use of computers in the Civil Service; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Kenneth Baker
One of the main purposes of the Central Computer Agency which was set up in my Department in April this year is to promote the use of computers in Government so as to improve administrative efficiency and the quality of service to the citizens. The agency advises Departments on the planning, the systems development and the introduction of all large-scale computer projects. The Civil Service College provides an extensive programme of computer training.