§ Mr. David Atkinson
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what data he has collated on other countries' computer millennium compliance readiness; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Fatchett
We have long recognised the potential problems that could be caused internationally by the millennium bug. The UK is working hard to raise global awareness. Reliable information is difficult to obtain. However, we are working closely with other countries and international organisations to build up a picture of the state of readiness around the world in order to minimise potential disruption caused by millennium bug failures and to address potential consequences for British interests.