§ 28. Mr. Coombs
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what has been the uptake of his Department's schemes to put microcomputers and peripheral equipment in secondary and primary schools.477W
§ Mr. Butcher
6,511 secondary schools received a computer under the Department's scheme, representing almost 100 per cent. of eligible schools. Approximately 17,000 out of 27,000 primary schools have applied for a microcomputer and the scheme has still a year to run.
The scheme for secondary schools has been extended to include ancillary computer equipment, and is also going well.