§ Mr. Cohen
To ask the Prime Minister what steps she is taking to improve Civil Service procedures so that in future they can manage the Government data network; and whether she has plans to raise salaries to ensure that the Civil Service can attract the necessary skills.
§ The Prime Minister
The service to be provided by the Government data network is to be managed and provided by Racal Data Networks Ltd. I am satisfied that the Departments which join the network, and the Treasury, can make satisfactory arrangements for their responsibilities in relation to the operation and development of the GDN.