HC Deb 22 July 1980 vol 989 cc218-9W
Mr. Douglas

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services 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.

Sir George Young

I assume from the context of the question that the hon. Member is referring to expenditure on computerised information services.

During the last financial year, the Department's expenditure amounted to some £1,200 for the use of the BIOSIS, COM-PENDEX and other data bases and about £6,000 for the British Library BLAISE services.

I regret I cannot give a more detailed breakdown of expenditure as the expense involved would be disproportionate.

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