HC Deb 17 March 1999 vol 327 cc654-5W
Mr. David Atkinson

To ask the President of the Council what proposals she has to organise nationwide test days for the millennium compliance of date-reliant computer systems, involved in(a) public utilities, (b) energy services and (c) local government (i) separately and (ii) together; and if she will make a statement. [76059]

Mrs. Beckett

I refer the hon. Member to the answer my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister gave on 23 February 1999,Official Report, columns 231–32. The same concerns apply to the idea of national test days.

Mr. Mates

To ask the President of the Council what simulations of millennium computer compliance failure in the areas of(a) health, (b) roads, (c) travel, (d) energy and (e) emergency services the Government have conducted. [75936]

Mrs. Beckett

Year 2000 preparations in each of these sectors are being independently assessed. These assessments will examine the quality of the testing and business continuity planning that has been carried out. The results of these assessments will be made available at the next meeting of the National Infrastructure Forum in April, and at subsequent meetings through the year.

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