A number of government departments are failing to cope with the Year 2000 problem, warns a report published this week.
Nine government departments were described as high risk in a report from Taskforce 2000, the indepedent consultancy group on Year 2000 issues.
Ian Hugo, the author of the report, said it was based on information published by the government, and a full audit of government systems would probably show the real situation to be far more more serious than the report indicated.
The report follows on from a survey by Cap Gemini, which claims the public sector is bringing down the UK's overall preparedness for the century date change.
The nine departments named by the report are the Department of Trade and Industry, the Foreign Office, Home Office, Environment Agency, Medicines Control Agency, NHS Estates, Ministry of Defence, the Office of National Statistics, and the Northern Ireland Office.
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