HC Deb 30 March 1976 vol 908 cc459-60W
Mr. Hoyle

asked the Minister for the Civil Service how much central Government spent in 1974 and 1975 on computer equipment, including peripherals; what percentage of comparable expenditure in both public and private sectors this represents; and what percentage of Government expenditure on computers and peripherals was placed with International Computers Limited.

Mr. Charles R. Morris

Expenditure by the Central Computer Agency on behalf of central Government on the purchase and hire of computer equipment in 1974–75 and the ICL share of that expenditure were as follows:

1974–75 £'000
Purchase of computer equipment (of which ICL 49 per cent.) 20,082
Hire of computer equipment (of which ICL 37 per cent.) 2,997


(a) VAT is included.

(b) Figures are available only by financial year.

Provisional figures of the outturn for the financial year 1975–76 will be available within a few weeks and I shall write to my hon. Friend as soon as possible.

Information about total expenditure in the public and private sectors is a matter for my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Industry.

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