HC Deb 23 January 1998 vol 304 c717W
Mrs. Gillan

To ask the Prime Minister if he will make a statement on the division of responsibility within Government in respect of the year 2000 problem. [24733]

The Prime Minister

The Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster is co-ordinating action across the civil service and its agencies. A Ministerial Group (MISC 4), chaired by the President of the Board of Trade, is co-ordinating work to ensure that the national infrastructure is not damaged by the failure of electronic systems related to the 2000 date change. Secretaries of State are responsible for action within their own Departments.