§ Mr. David Atkinson
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment if she will make a statement on the problem of non-recognition by computers of the year 2000 with regard to her Department's computers and those for which it is responsible. 
§ Mr. Robin Squire
Officials who take responsibility for the Department's computer systems are keenly aware of the potential difficulties presented by the year 2000. During the coming months they will undertake a thorough audit of the software to establish the scale of the problem. They will then prepare and execute a plan of action to overcome them using, where necessary, advice from the Central Computer and Telecommunications Agency and suppliers.