HC Deb 02 November 1998 vol 318 c358W

To ask the President of the Council what progress has been made in ensuring millennium compliance in the systems of central Government and their agencies. [55919]

Mrs. Beckett

The results of the last quarterly review which I announced on 9 September showed that good progress is being made by departments and agencies in tackling the year 2000 problem.

The returns showed that more than half of Departments and Agencies have completed 50 per cent. or more of the necessary work on business critical systems. In a fifth of cases, this figure was higher than 90 per cent.