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Personal Computers

Volume 174: debated on Monday 18 June 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many personal computers his Department estimates are sold annually.

There is no agreed definition of personal computers, and official statistics are not compiled on a basis which would enable any departmental estimate of the United Kingdom market to be given. The Department is, however, aware of market research estimates for United Kingdom personal computer sales in 1989, ranging from approximately 500,000 to 1,500,000.