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Computers (Century Date Change)

Volume 300: debated on Wednesday 12 November 1997

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To ask the President of the Board of Trade what discussions she has had or plans to have with her World Trade Organisation counterparts on the problems facing computer systems through the century date change; and if she will make a statement. [13149]

I have no plans to raise this at the WTO, but I will look to raise the issue in more appropriate international fora.

To ask the President of the Board of Trade what discussions she has had or plans to have with her EU counterparts on the problems facing computer systems through the century date change; and if she will make a statement. [13154]

I plan to raise this at the Telecommunications Council on 1 December and in bilateral meetings with other Member States.