§ Mr. Ian Lloyd
asked the Minister of Technology if he will enumerate the staff which have so far been engaged to work at the National Computing Centre at Manchester.
§ Mr. Cousins
The Director has been designated. He is currently examining the large number of applications received in response to a recent advertisement for staff.
Date of contract Contractor Project Value £ Date of completion 1. 19.11.65 Vickers Ltd. … Design study of hydrostatic extrusion equipment. 7,000 Within 4 months 2. 23.11.65 University of Birmingham Development of Petro-forge high energy rate forming machine. 162,000 Within 18 months 3. 23.11.65 Drop Forging Research Association. Testing of die wear in connection with petro-forge development. 30,000 Within 18 months 4. 10.2.66 Ferranti Ltd. … Development of a 2½-axis numerical control programme. 32,000 Within 15 months 5. 25.3.66 Sogenique (Service) Ltd. … Design study of a numerically controlled measuring machine. 5,000 Within 9 months