§ Mr. David Atkinson
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment if he will make a statement on the selection of candidates for training as millennium bug busters; who is responsible for their training; what is the standard and qualification they will obtain; and how they will be matched to job opportunities. 
§ Dr. Howells
Employers participating in the Millennium Bug Training initiative will select which of their employees to put forward for training. The training is delivered through providers, and to specific standards, that have been approved by the Information Technology National Training Organisation (IT NTO). Certificates that contribute to national and industry recognised qualifications will be issued upon successful completion of the course.