HC Deb 10 March 1976 vol 907 cc231-2W
Mr. Baker

asked the Minister for the Civil Service at what dates in 1974 the 18,182 posts in the Manpower Services Commission and its related agencies were excluded from the Civil Service count.

University Computer Date of Installation Cost
Aberdeen ICL 4/70 1973 740
2 CTL Satellite Ones 1973 50
Dundee ICL 4130 1967 200
CTL Modular 1 1973 60
Edinburgh 2 ICL 4/75 1969 and 1973 1,900
CTL Modular 1 Various 130
ICL 2970 1975 970
Glasgow CTL Satellite One 1972 50
HeriotWatt Burroughs B5500 1974 210
Burroughs B1700
St. Andrews IBM 360/44 1968 350
Stirling ICL 4130 1968 240
Strathclyde ICL 19045 1973 690
CTL Modular 1 Various 150

Note: An ICL 19065 computer is due to be installed at Glasgow University in June 1976.

Mr. Crawford

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what policy his Department adopts concerning the purchase of computers for universities in Scotland; and how many computers have been purchased for universities in Scotland on a single tender basis.

Mr. Mulley

The policy adopted for the purchase of computers for all universities in the United Kingdom is:

(1) to acquire large computers (those more powerful than Atlas) and computers leading into them by single tender action from ICL, subject to satisfactory price, performance and

Mr. Charles R. Morris

The Manpower Services Commission was set up on 1st January 1974 with a staff of 12. The Training Services Agency was established as a statutory body on 1st April 1974–5,447 staff; and the Employment Service Agency on 1st October 1974–12,723 staff.