§ Mr. Rooker
asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will make a statement about the Manpower Services Commission community programme funding of the Birmingham international music festival; how much was paid; if any moneys remain due to be paid; what were the losses due to collapse of the festival; and if he has received representations from any of the creditors.
§ Mr. Peter Morrison
It was agreed to make available up to £10,168 towards a project sponsored by Birmingham city council in connection with the international music festival. To date £2,853.18 has been paid and claims for a further £3,680.56 are under consideration. Financial matters related to the festival are a matter for the organisers. No representations from creditors have been made to me or to the Manpower Services Commission.