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Computer Staff

Volume 961: debated on Wednesday 31 January 1979

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asked the Minister for the Civil Service if he will list by Department the number of civil servants employed in systems, programming and computer operating together with a note of the major applications processed in each case.

The main administrative computer using departments together with the number of civil servants employed in systems, programming and computer operating, as at 31 March 1978, and the major applications processed in each case are are follows:


Total of system analysis, Programming and operating staff

Major tasks

Export Credits Guarantee Department91Statistics, accounts, bank guarantees, long term credits
General Register Office (Scotland)34Population statistics
Department of Health and Social Security1,319Pension payments, payroll, statistics, family allowances, short term benefits, reconciliation, contribution records and graduated pensions, unemployment benefits payment, NHS superannuation, medical manpower statistics
Home Office439Traffic tickets, police records, payroll, statistics, prison records, bureau work
Department of Industry260Trade census statistics, Business Statistics Office
Inland Revenue194PAYE assessment and collection, tax accounting
Land Registry53Index of land charges
Department fro National Savings445Savings Bank, Premium Savings Bonds and Stocks, National Savings Certificates
Office of Population, Censuses and Surveys166Population census and survey analysis
Ordnance Survey31General purpose, administration, cartographic
Paymaster General's Office136Pension payments, banking
Scottish Office131General ADP
HM Stationery Office7Bookshop distribution system
Department of Trade5Within Department of Industry
Department of Transport288Vehicle registration and licensing, driver licensing, road accident statistics
Her Majesty's Treasury (including Central Statistical Office)32Econometric modelling, statistical records and progress development, financial information system