HC Deb 23 February 1987 vol 111 cc52-3W
Dr. Hampson

asked the Prime Minister (1) what her office has spent on (a) computer hardware and (b) computer software for each year since 1984; and what the projected expenditure is for 1987;

(2) to which firms her office has awarded contracts for computer hardware for each year since 1984; and what was the value of each contract.

The Prime Minister

The annual expenditure on computer hardware and software is:

Financial year Hardware








1985–86 11,381 11,381
1986–872 5,355 17,000 22,355
1987–883 50,000 10,000 17,000 77,000
1 It is not possible to split the maintenance costs between hardwareand software.
2 Provisional.
3 Estimate.

There are seven contracts currently in operation, only one of which has been awarded in the period. The contractors are CASU Electronics Ltd., The Imtec Group plc and ICL (UK) Ltd.

In order to preserve commercial confidentiality it would be inappropriate to provide the details of each contract.