HC Deb 10 January 2000 vol 342 c67W
28. Mr. Baldry

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if his Department experienced computer problems at the start of the new millennium. [102958]

Angela Eagle

There was only one minor incident across the whole range of the Department's 33 main computer systems, after the Millennium Date Change. This problem, which affected the transfer of certain specific Social Fund cases between offices, has since been fixed. Two of the Department's 783 administrative support systems had problems, which have also been fixed. This outcome follows the Department's substantial work to prepare for this event.