§ Mr. Warren
asked the Minister for the Civil Service if he will give the cost and time escalation, including financial compensation for cancelled work in progress, incurred by the contract changeover from the British firm of Dataskil to the United States firm of Software Sciences for the supply of computer software to the Royal Air Force Stock Control project at Hendon.
§ Mr. Kenneth Baker
There has been no contract changeover at Hendon to Software Sciences which is a British firm. As I said in my reply of 26th October the national data processing service of the Post Office has been asked to implement the modified Monitor system for Hendon; the change is not expected to increase total expenditure on the project; and the Ministry of Defence is still planning to complete transfer to the new computer system in December 1974.