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Computer Software

Volume 82: debated on Tuesday 2 July 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what is his current assessment of the share which the domestic software industry has of the national market in the United Kingdom; and what equivalent information he has about the share of the national markets taken by the respective domestic markets in France, Italy and Germany.

[pursuant to his reply, 1 July 1985, c. 5.]: No figures are available for imports and it is not possible to estimate with any accuracy the share of the United Kingdom market held by the United Kingdom domestic software industry. Nor are share figures available for other European markets. The United Kingdom computer services industry produced revenues of £2·12 billion in 1984.