HC Deb 29 June 1998 vol 315 c46W
Mr. David Atkinson

To ask the President of the Board of Trade if she will provide hon. Members with an information pack on the millennium compliance of computer systems similar to that supplied to hon. Members on the euro on 15 July by the Minister for Trade and Competitiveness in Europe. [47011]

Mrs. Roche

I will send a suitable information pack to each hon. Member in a few weeks' time.

Mr. White

To ask the President of the Board of Trade for what reasons the original year 2000 Millennium conformance standard set by BSI was deficient in respect of real time requirements. [46500]

Mrs. Roche

The so-called Millennium Conformance Standard is not a standard in the strict sense, but a Published Document prepared by the British Standards Institution setting out Year 2000 conformity requirements. I understand that, following representations from the telecommunications industry about its interpretation, this document is being reviewed within BSI.