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Volume 929: debated on Wednesday 6 April 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry whether, in reviewing the Government's policy on preferential purchasing from ICL, he will take into account other investigative work which is taking place in relation to other sectors of the computer industry; and whether there will be overall consideration of the work going on throughout the industry leading to a strategy for the industry as a whole.

The Government's internal review of computer procurement policy is being conducted against the background of other relevant studies of the data processing industry, including the work of the NEDC Computer Sector Working Party which is examining the industry as a whole within the industrial strategy.