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School Computers

Volume 35: debated on Wednesday 19 January 1983

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry if he will issue a circular encouraging the standardisation of school computer provision; and if he will make a statement.

I do not intend to issue such a circular. Local education authorities are already well aware of the advantages of standardising computer equipment in their schools. It is evident from the applications received under my Department's "Micros in Schools" schemes that many local education authorities have decided to standardise.