HC Deb 27 July 1998 vol 317 cc73-4W
Mr. Rendel

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what assessment she has made of the problems faced by small and medium sized companies in the administration of pension schemes in respect of the millennium bug. [52340]

SEAC member Commercial interests Name of organisation Nature of interests Non-commercial interests Name of organisation Nature of interests
Professor Sir John R. Pattison (Chairman) None None Medical Research Council Senior Medical Adviser to the Chief Executive
Dr. R. G. Will (Deputy Chairman) Unilever Share holding Department of Health Grant Holder
SmithKline Beecham Share holding Scottish Home and Health Department Grant Holder
Marks and Spencer Share holding Medical Research Council Grant Holder
European Commission BIOMED Programme Grant Holder
Office International des Epizooties Expert Group on BSE and Related diseases (1990-present) Adviser
World Health Organisation Adviser
European Union Member of the Multi-disciplinary Scientific Committee
Professor Dr. A. Aguzzi Boehringer Ingelheim Consultancies on an occasional basis Swiss National Foundation No: 31–36059.92 3100–040827.94 Principal investigator
Abbott Laboratories (Chicago) Support of some laboratory costs e.g. care of mice, instrumentation Cancer League of the Kanton Zürich Principal investigator
Immuno AG (Vienna) Support of some laboratory costs e.g. care of mice, instrumentation European Union No. BMH1-CT93–1142 Co-investigator
National Institutes of Health U.S.A. No. 1-ROI-NS33377–01 Co-investigator
Swiss National Research Program NFP38 and NFP38+ Principal investigator
Professor J. W. Almond Medeva Consultant Society for General Microbiology Member of Council

Mr. Denham

Information about pension scheme administration systems is not collected centrally. Many of the smaller occupational pension schemes are, of course, administered by insurance companies or specialist firms of pensions consultants. My hon. Friend the Minister for Small Firms, Trade and Industry is responsible for the Action 2000 programme which is actively promoting awareness among small and medium sized enterprises about year 2000 compliance in the operation of their businesses.