HC Deb 22 July 1980 vol 989 cc188-9W
Mr. Douglas

asked the Minister for the Civil Service if he will itemise the total expenditure by his Department on information services on the following basis: in-house, UKCIS, INSPEC, BIOSIS, CAB, COMPENDEX, British Library and others.

Mr. Channon

My own Department's use of the services listed in the question has been limited to the British Library "BLAISE" service at a cost of £334 in 1979–80 and £60 in 1980–81 to date. Miscellaneous expenditure on other similar information services over the same period amounts to £419 and £130 respectively.