HC Deb 21 July 2000 vol 354 c370W
Mr. Sayeed

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what research she has undertaken into the effects of a major computer failure in central Government; and what contingency measures have been taken to reduce the impact of such an event. [128868]

Mr. Ian McCartney

Individual Government Departments are responsible for research into, and contingency planning against, the risk of a major failure in the computer systems they operate. Government as a whole learnt valuable lessons about business continuity planning from handling the Millennium bug.