§ Mr. David Atkinson
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment 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. 
§ Sir Paul Beresford
We understand, on advice from the Central Computer and Telecommunications Agency, that this problem is largely confined to old computer systems. The Department's computer systems are primarily based on more modern technology and any older systems which remain are expected to be replaced before 2000.