§ Mr. David Atkinson
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry 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 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. Byers
Details of progress in tackling the bug are set out in our quarterly monitoring returns, the most recent being for September, which are available in the Libraries of the House and are published on the internet.
Contingency plans are in place within the Department and its agencies. The results of the October monthly review of progress of Departments and agencies in tackling the bug are due to be announced shortly by the President of the Council.