HC Deb 17 November 1976 vol 919 c647W
Mr. Nott

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he proposes to provide any facilities of access for parliamentary bodies or individual Members to the Treasury's economic forecasting model, consequent on the publication of economic projections required under the Industry Act 1975; and, if so, when he intends to make his decision known publicly.

Mr. Denzil Davies

Several commercial computer bureaux have concluded licence agreements with the Treasury under which they will offer the use of the Treasury's economic forecasting model to the public. These arrangements were announced in a Press release from the Treasury on 20th October 1976 and use of the model is already available at at least one of these bureaux.

No special facilities are being provided for parliamentary bodies or individual Members except that, along with nonprofit-making educational and research institutions, Government Departments and other institutions and individuals using the model in a non-commercial context, they will be charged a reduced Treasury royalty.

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