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Computers

Volume 116: debated on Thursday 14 May 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will list those companies to which his Department has awarded contracts for the supply of word processing hardware and software in each year since 1984; and what was the value of each contract.

[pursuant to his reply, 13 May 1987]: The companies are as follows but for reasons of commercial confidentiality the value of individual contracts is not disclosed.

  • AES
  • Digital Equipment Co. Ltd.
  • ICL
  • McDonnell Douglas Information Systems Ltd.
  • Rank Xerox
  • Wang
  • Wordplex

In addition the Northern Ireland Office has obtained an office automation and electronic mail system from Wang which includes word processing facilities.

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much his Department has spent on (a) word processing hardware and (b) word processing software in each year since 1984; and what is projected expenditure for fnancial years 1987–88 and 1988–89.

[pursuant to his reply, 13 May 1987]: Separate figures for hardware and software are not available as in all major instances word processing systems have been purchased as integrated packages. The following figures are in respect of dedicated word processing systems:

£K
1984–85325
1985–86438
1986–87543
1987–88341·5
1988–89357

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will list those companies to which his Department has awarded contracts for the supply of desk top publishing hardware and desk top publishing software in each year since 1984; and what was the value of each contract.

[pursuant to h is reply, 13 May 1987]: The information is as follows but for reasons of commercial confidentiality the value of individual contracts is not disclosed:Rank Xerox

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much his Department has spent on (a) desk top publishing hardward and (b) desk top publishing software in each year since 1984; and what is projected expenditure for financial years 1987–88 and 1988–89.

£K

1984–85

1985–86

1986–87

1987–88

1988–89

Desk Top Publishing Hardware821·57·5
Desk Top Publishing Software1·52·52·5