HC Deb 14 December 1983 vol 50 cc476-7W
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.

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.