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Computer Software

Volume 895: debated on Monday 7 July 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry if he will publish the study carried out by his Department on the United Kingdom computer software industry; and if he will announce when this study will be completed.

The study is complete. The findings will be discussed with other Government Departments and, through the Computer Services Association, with the industry. Thereafter it is hoped to publish a report.

asked the Secretary of State for Industry what is the contract value of the computer software development contracts placed to date by requirement boards with industry and with Her Majesty's Government establishments, respectively.

Since the inception of the Department's requirements boards early in 1973 the total values of computer software development contracts placed has been approximately:

Her Majesty's Government establishments£2,900,000
The major part of these figures represents software development associated with R. & D. projects, not specifically directed to software development, supported by the requirements boards, but also includes software contracts placed within the advanced computer technology project and the software products scheme by the Computer Systems and Electronics Requirements Board. The expenditure in Her Majesty's Government establishments includes work at the Computer Aided Design Centre, and the Computing Science Division of the National Physical Laboratory.