y2k threat to health and safety

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it appears that the great Labour bureaucracy intends to "close down" those businesses where y2k non-compliance leads to a health and safety hazard

another wonderful initiative from tony blair (bleech) and glynis (trying to look younger) flower

the official line seems to be that medium and large companies ar tackling the problem but small ones aren't, if they do manage to get to y2k without being closed down, small companies should be easily able to solve their problems

govt should restrict itself to putting its own house in order

has the US govt simliar powers to close down comapanies, sounds like such powers could be abused by over zealous inspectors

-- dick of the dale (rdale@coynet.com), March 15, 1999


The Y2K police aren't coming. If any company harms or causes injury to people due to their product or service, a van full of lawyers will come to take them away.

No need to have "inspectors" to help small businesses. No time for that, of course.

The US courses of action are governed by "the bottom line" and "liability". Public safety and health is a distant third.

Mr. K

got scruples?

-- Mr. Kennedy (we're@wits.end), March 15, 1999.

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