View all newsletters
Receive our newsletter - data, insights and analysis delivered to you
  1. Technology
March 3, 1997updated 05 Sep 2016 12:51pm

YEAR 2000 BILL FLOUNDERS IN HOUSE OF COMMONS

By CBR Staff Writer

The bill that would have forced companies to declare the progress they have made towards Year 2000 compliance fell in the House of Commons on Friday. UK junior trade and industry minister Ian Taylor, arguing that the bill would impose unwanted burdens on business, effectively killed the measure by ensuring that he was still talking when time ran out at the end of a brief debate. Taylor acknowledged the risk that, unless properly programmed, computers would be at a loss when they encountered 00 as a year but said the right approach was to make firms aware of the gravity of the issue rather than to impose new legislation – Morgan Stanley & Co was spending 55m British pounds and employing an extra 200 to tackle the issue, the minister declared.

Content from our partners
Rethinking cloud: challenging assumptions, learning lessons
DTX Manchester welcomes leading tech talent from across the region and beyond
The hidden complexities of deploying AI in your business

Websites in our network
Select and enter your corporate email address Tech Monitor's research, insight and analysis examines the frontiers of digital transformation to help tech leaders navigate the future. Our Changelog newsletter delivers our best work to your inbox every week.
  • CIO
  • CTO
  • CISO
  • CSO
  • CFO
  • CDO
  • CEO
  • Architect Founder
  • MD
  • Director
  • Manager
  • Other
Visit our privacy policy for more information about our services, how Progressive Media Investments may use, process and share your personal data, including information on your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications. Our services are intended for corporate subscribers and you warrant that the email address submitted is your corporate email address.
THANK YOU