§ Mr. Spearing
To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage (1) if the Millennium Commission will take into account in deliberating on the content and siting of any millennium exhibition, the ability of the United Kingdom to provide suitable venues for sporting events and festivals of(a) international and (b) worldwide significance; 
(2) what guidelines (a) her Department and (b) the Millennium Commission, have issued for the inclusion of (1) covered and (2) open (i) arenas and (ii) stadiums to be provided in submitted plans of prospective operators of millennium exhibitions sites. 
§ Mrs. Virginia Bottomley
[holding answer 11 December 1995]: This is a matter for the Millennium 1266W Commission. I shall write to the hon. Member in my capacity as chairman of the Millennium Commission and place copies of my reply in the Libraries of the House.