§ Mr. Lubbock
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government if he will take steps to empower local authorities to sell computer time to other users including commercial firms.
§ Mr. Skeffington
The Local Authorities (Goods and Services) Bill which is awaiting Second Reading would enable208W local authorities to sell computer time to other local authorities and public bodies. Any extension of the scope of that Bill to cover commercial undertakings would be in the first instance a matter for consideration by the hon. Member who introduced it.