§ Mr. David Atkinson
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will make a statement of progress on the millennium readiness of his Department's computer systems, and those for which it is responsible in 427W the provision of public services; if contingency plans are in place; and what slippage has occurred since the July Quarterly report to the House. 
§ Mr. Chris Smith
All DCMS computer systems have been tested and are now millennium ready. My Department provides no public services via any computer systems for which it is directly responsible. A millennium contingency plan has now been completed and will be tested shortly.
No slippage occurred following the July statement to the House. My Department's Year 2000 programme was completed at the end of July 1999. We will though continue to monitor the position until the end of the year.