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Government departments claim millennium bug failed to bite

The millennium bug caused very little impact across central government, Margaret Beckett, cabinet minister responsible for co-ordinating action on the Bug, reported today.

She attributed this to the effort invested in tackling the problem by government departments.

In response to a question from James Plaskitt, MP for Warwick and Leamington, Beckett said that – as predicted – it continued to be business as usual with reports showing that 27 Departments and Agencies had logged 82 millennium bug related incidents over the New Year period.

Beckett said: ‘Almost all the incidents were assessed as having a low or very low impact, principally because either the problems were fixed before the return to work on January 4th and 5th or the errors were very minor, such as incorrectly dated reports.’

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