Year 2000 Bills ran out of time

You recently published an article by Hammond Suddards referring to Y2k legislation (The Lawyer, 20 October).

I think the article gave the impression that the two Bills introduced by David Atkinson MP might become law, perhaps early next year.

That is not the case. Both Bills ran out of time. Although a third Bill on Y2k has now been introduced, it too is unlikely to be given time in Parliament and it is highly unlikely that it will be passed onto the statute book.

Stuart Chapman, Pinsent Curtis