§ Mrs. Gillan
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if his Department has current dealings with(a) non-governmental organisations and (b) suppliers which are not millennium compliant; and on what date his Department will cease to deal with (i) non-governmental organisations and (ii) suppliers which are not millennium compliant. 
§ Mr. Straw
[holding answer 12 December 1997]: The Home Office is currently in the process of assessing whether its suppliers are millennium compliant. The Home Office's policy is to ensure that contractual obligations are met by the contracted supplier. If they were unable to do so due to their millennium non-compliance, we would assess whether to terminate their contract.
Contracts with suppliers will be judged on their own merits taking into consideration the nature and scope of the contract, and the effect non-compliance has on delivery of the goods or services required by the Department (especially when they are of a strategic nature).