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|