§ Mrs. Virginia Bottomley
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what data he has collated about plans by(a) Government departments, (b) agencies, (c) independent organisations, (d) local authorities and (e) churches to celebrate the millennium; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Chris Smith
My Department is aware of a great many Millennium projects being undertaken by a wide variety of organisations and an up-to-date list has been placed in the Libraries of the House.
From April 1998, the British Tourist Authority (BTA), through its Regional Tourist Boards, will be collecting information on Millennium-specific events, which will be available from BTA offices or via the Internet at "www.visitbritain.com". This will supersede the paper record kept by my Department in due course.