§ Mr. Corbyn
asked the Secretary of State for Defence what computers, other than minicomputers, have been ordered by the Ministry of Defence for administrative and general purposes since December 1983 stating the supplier, model and number of each processor ordered and the cost of each processor.
§ Mr. Norman Lamont
[pursuant to his reply, 21 February 1986, c. 379]: The following mainframe machines have been ordered since 1 January 1984:
Manufacturer Type Number ICL 2966 11 ICL 2988 2 ICL 2957 3 ICL 2958 2 ICL Atlas 10 2 IBM 3083 3
Costs are not given because it is a long-standing practice of the Ministry of Defence to treat details of individual contract prices as commercially confidential.