HL Deb 11 February 1998 vol 585 cc191-2WA
Lord Morris of Manchester

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What estimate they have made of the cost of eliminating the millennium computer bug in Britain; and how much of the total cost will fall on the public sector. [HL311]

Lord Clinton-Davis:

The cost for the private sector will depend on many factors, including the extent of the problem, the pressure placed upon businesses by their suppliers and customers, the extent to which they then decide to minimise their risk, the increasing cost of support and the speed with which they respond. The cost for tackling central government systems has been estimated at £370 million.

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