HC Deb 27 January 1987 vol 109 cc189-90W
Mr. Dalyell

asked the Prime Minister if she will list the current contracts between Government Departments and Electronic Data Systems; and if she is satisfied with coordination between the Home Office, the Ministry of Defence, and the Department of Health and Social Security on this work.

The Prime Minister

The Government do not hold centrally information on all information technology contracts between Government Departments and suppliers of goods and services.

In those cases where the Central Computer and Telecommunications Agency acts as agent for Departments, central records are held. There are no current contracts between CCTA and Electronic Data Systems

There is no need for co-ordination except where a contract involves more than one Department.

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