HC Deb 29 March 1988 vol 130 c443W
Ms. Gordon

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services if Electronic Data Service has advised his Department on any matters concerning the Government data network.

Mr. Portillo

Electronic Data Systems Ltd (EDS) was a member of one of the consortia originally interested in the Government data network project. During 1986 they had discussions with the DHSS and other Government Departments. It withdrew itself from consideration in January 1987.