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British Railways (Computers)

Volume 934: debated on Monday 27 June 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport how many orders for computers have been made by British Railways, by means of open-tender system, in the years 1974–75, 1975–76 and 1976–77.

This information is not readily available. The general policy of the British Railways Board is to go out to competitive tender, but, for reasons of compatibility, the Board orders replacements of or additions to existing equipment from the original supplier wherever possible.