§ Mr. David Atkinson
To ask the President of the Board of Trade what plans she has to hold, during the British presidency bilateral meetings with EU member and applicant states to discuss the need for computer systems to be millennium compliant; and if she will make a statement. 
§ Mrs. Roche
The century date change was on the agenda at the 26 February Telecommunications Council and will be discussed again at the next Telecommunications Council on 19 May. It was also raised at the European Conference in London on 12 March, and I will be discussing the matter at all suitable opportunities with my Ministerial counterparts. The UK will also be hosting an EU Millennium Bug Conference in May.