HC Deb 19 February 1996 vol 272 cc47-8W
Dr. John Cunningham

To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage (1) when she plans to announce the headline themes for millennium awards as set out in her consultation document; [11988]

(2) what measures she intends to take to ensure that the millennium awards will benefit those areas of the country most in need of extra funding; [11969]

(3) how much matching funding she expects to achieve for the millennium awards; [11986]

(4) what measures she has taken to ensure that (a) all sections of society and (b) those areas of the country most in need benefit from the millennium awards; [11970]

(5) for which schemes funded by the millennium awards applicants will have to provide matching funding. [11987]

Mrs. Virginia Bottomley

This is a matter for the Millennium Commission. I shall reply to the hon. Member in my capacity as chairman of the commission and place copies of my reply in the Libraries of the House.