§ Mr. Malcolm Bruce
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his answer of 23 July,Official Report, column 590, on the year 2000 problem, what estimate he has made of the cost in respect of computer systems in non-governmental public bodies and other government bodies for which Government Departments have responsibility; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Darling
[holding answer 29 July]: The fully costed plans that Government Departments are producing by October 1997 will include any areas of the wider public service, including non-departmental public bodies and other Government bodies for which Ministers have sponsorship responsibilities.