§ Mrs. Gillan
To ask the Prime Minister if he will list his responsibilities for millennium compliance issues. 
§ The Prime Minister
[holding answer 16 January 1998]: The Government are acting to ensure that the national infrastructure is not damaged by the failure of electronic systems related to the year 2000 date change. We are working in partnership with business and through Action 2000 to alert business to the risks and what to do about them: every organisation must take responsibility for its own systems. We are undertaking a systematic appraisal of the electronic systems used by Government and their agencies. And we are taking the initiative with other Governments to tackle the problem on an international basis.