§ Mr. David Atkinson
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on progress to date towards(a) millennium compliance and (b) single currency compliance, of the computer systems involved in the introduction of European Monetary Union in the central Governments of each EU member state. 
§ Mrs. Liddell
The Government have a full programme for ensuring that its computer systems are millennium compliant. My right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster reports progress to the House regularly. The programme covers all government computer systems including any which relate to the introduction of the euro. Departments that have dealings in foreign currencies are also carrying out work to ensure that they are able to accommodate the introduction of the euro.
The millennium compliance and euro compliance of IT systems involved in the introduction of the single currency in other member states is a matter for the Governments concerned.