§ Mr. David Atkinson
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the effect which the century date change for computer systems will have on the introduction of a single currency; what discussions he has had with his European Union colleagues on this matter; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mrs. Angela Knight
In assessing the implications of the century date change, the Treasury has made no assessment of the effect on the introduction of the single currency. My right hon. and learned Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer, has not had any discussions with colleagues in the Council of Economic and Finance Ministers—ECOFIN—on this matter.