Nearly all - 99 per cent - of the government's business critical systems are now millennium compliant, Leader of the House of Commons Margaret Beckett told Parliament today.
The Ministry of Defence, the Office for National Statistics and the Planning Electorate remain behind schedule and are expected to complete final fixes in November and December.
Beckett stressed that the MoD's fix program was close to completion and all critical systems had been tested and put back in service.
"We have adopted a belt and braces approach to the problem. The vast majority of government departments and agencies already have tested business continuity plans and millennium operating regimes in place, and all will meet the deadline of the end of October," Beckett said.
Beckett will launch a final Action 2000 public information campaign on Monday.
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