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COUNCILS BEATING MILLENNIUM BUG - COSLA

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All 32 Scottish councils have been given the Blue light for Year 2000 - and that means there should be no material ...
All 32 Scottish councils have been given the Blue light for Year 2000 - and that means there should be no material disruption to services as a result of the millennium bug.

A report published today by the Accounts Commission, into the

state of Year 2000 preparedness in each of Scotland's councils has been welcomed by COSLA president Norman Murray.

The report follows a rigorous review of councils by the commission's

auditors on behalf of the Scottish executive, as part of government watchdog Action 2000's national public reassurance programme.

Commenting on councils' Blue status, which, according to Action 2000's

traffic light system, means there should be no material disruption to

council services, cllr Murray said: 'This is extremely good news

which clearly shows that councils have followed up on the public commitment made by their leaders earlier this year, to take effective action to beat the bug.

'Great credit must go to staff in councils who have worked extremely hard to tackle this very difficult problem, with both dedication and professionalism.'

Mr Murray concluded by urging caution: 'However, there can be no

complacency by councils and the considerable progress which has been made to date, must be sustained, in order to ensure that there will be no disruption to vital public services provided by councils as a result of the millennium date change.'

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