§ 26. Mr. David Atkinson
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the millennium compliance of the computer systems for which his Department is responsible. 
§ Mr. Howard
My Department is aware of the problem. The Department's main information technology service provider—Sema Group—has completed an audit and other suppliers have been commissioned to assess732W necessary changes. The business areas in my Department are devising action plans, taking into account other developments and the likelihood of systems still being in place at the time of the millennium date change. As the plans are developed, detailed cost and resource implications will be assessed.