HC Deb 27 July 1998 vol 317 cc94-5W
Mr. Hammond

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his answer of 21 July 1998,Official Report, column 526, regarding the cost of ensuring millennium computer compliance in the NHS, what factors underlay the length of time taken to answer the question tabled for answer on 22 June. [52562]

Mr. Milburn

Estimating the cost of Millennium compliance in the National Health Service is a complex issue and I wanted to be fully confident that the figures given in the reply were accurate and up to date before answering.

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