§ Mr. Andrew F. Bennett
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the new police computer, known as PNC2, will be operational; and what its capacity will be.
§ Mr. Peter Lloyd
Present plans are for PNC2 to come into operational service by the end of the year. The system's processors will be capable of handling 62 millions of instructions per second. Its main memory will be capable of storing 192 million bytes of data; it will also have sufficient disk capacity to store 80,000 million bytes of data.