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Police (Computers)

Volume 958: debated on Thursday 16 November 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list in the Official Report the types of computer maintained by the police force in Scotland.

The following types of computer are maintained by police forces in Scotland:Force and Computer typeStrathclyde

  • Ferranti Argus 500
  • Ferranti Argus 700
  • Perkin Elmer Micro Computers
  • IBM 3717 Mini Computer


  • Computer Automation Ltd. Mini Computer




  • Computer Automation Ltd. Mini Computer

In addition, all Scottish forces are linked to the police national computer at Hendon, and all make use of local authority owned and maintained computers.