§ Mr. David Atkinson
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what contingency plans his Department is making in the event of the failure of computer systems to recognise the year 2000; when he expects them to be in place, and tested; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mrs. Liddell
The Treasury is currently working on a wider review of the business continuity plans for the Department as a whole. We shall build on the results of this review to ensure that Treasury's plan deals adequately with year 2000 issues. We aim to have this completed by the end of 1998.