§ Mr. David Atkinson
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what(a) representations and (b) requests for assistance he has received from local authorities on the withdrawal of insurance cover due to the threat of the millennium bug; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Meale
We have received one representation—from Bournemouth Borough Council—seeking assistance on the withdrawal of insurance cover due to the threat of the Millennium Bug. It is a matter for each individual council to put in place such arrangements as it considers appropriate and practicable to meet the risks posed by the Millennium Bug.