HC Deb 27 November 1996 vol 286 c278W
Mr. Hoon

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many separate computer programmes his Department operates. [5350]

Lord James Douglas-Hamilton

There is no universal definition of what constitutes a computer programme. A formula or a simple line of executable code could be said to be a programme. The Department is at present responsible for 19 major software systems.

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