HC Deb 19 May 1997 vol 294 cc21-2W
22. Mr Ruffley

To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage if he will make a statement on his Department's plans for millennium celebrations. [384]

Mr. Chris Smith

My Department is responsible for co-ordinating the Government's interests in the millennium. Through the Millennium Commission we will be spending nearly £.8 billion of national lottery money on projects—great and small—to mark the year 2000. My Department is also working with other organisations involved in the process of planning for the millennium, to ensure proper co-ordination.