§ Mr. Miller
To ask the President of the Board of Trade if he will list all cases where spare computer capacity has been sold to other Departments since 1987, giving the Department and value of each contract. 
§ Mr. Lang
My Department has provided computer-related services to other Departments where they have represented best value for money for the Departments concerned. These arrangements are as follows: financial services for the Department of National Heritage, from 1993 to 1995, and to the Department of Energy, 1987 to 1992, of which computer support was one element. In addition, a number of other Departments and non-departmental public bodies continue to be provided with access to our specialist library systems. The latter services continue to be provided on a repayment basis at a current annual cost of £36,000.
Other users of my Department's computer systems, together with recoverable costs where figures are available, have included;
Year £ Central Statistical Office 1991–92 30,723 1992–93 27,244 1993–94 20,218 1994–95 10,070 National Audit Office 1991–92 17,896 1992–93 8,223 1993–94 1,775 Scottish Office 1991–92 13,910 1992–93 16,847 1993–94 8,037 1994–95 5,074