§ Mr. David Atkinson
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the consequences for data protection arising from the failure of computer systems to be millennium compliant; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Sackville
I am advised by the Data Protection Registrar that she considers that failures of computer systems to take account of the year change to 2000 could result in contraventions of the Data Protection Act 1984. She intends to issue advice.