Letter: Millennium bug

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The Independent Online
BARBARA ROCHE, the Department of Trade and Industry minister, is spot-on in advocating accelerated action in tackling the so-called millennium bug. However, Taskforce 2000, then DTI-funded, pressed government to start an urgent programme in July last year. Nothing happened. And after an article by your political editor, Tony Bevins, in September, our DTI money was terminated.

Since then, the Government has slowly been adopting our recommendations. But we are now eight months nearer to the merciless deadline. Therefore, what needs to be done has changed. Unfortunately, the Government seems not to understand that. We suggest, therefore, that it may not be in the best position to provide the lead to the EU that is so badly needed.

ROBIN GUENIER

Executive Director

Taskforce 2000

London EC3

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