§ Mr. David Atkinson
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on the problem of non-recognition by computers of the year 2000 with regard to his Department's computers and those for which it is responsible. 259W
§ Mrs. Angela Knight
The Treasury is aware of the problem and has already taken action. It will take into account forthcoming guidance to be issued by the Central Computer and Telecommunications Agency in April and, in parallel, it is investigating the scale and complexity of the problem as it affects its own information technology systems. We will proceed on the basis of the results of this exercise.