HC Deb 24 February 1998 vol 307 c203W
Ms Oona King

To ask the Minister without Portfolio if he will make a statement on the ways in which the Millennium Experience project at Greenwich will reflect the Government's environmental priorities. [27922]

Mr. Mandelson

There will be a number of zones with an environmental theme. In "Living Island" visitors will be able to see what they can do to make a difference to our environment in the future through everyday choices. The "Atmosphere" zone will allow visitors to experience the natural wonders of our planet. The National Programme of events associated with the Millennium Experience will offer further opportunities for making a difference on the local environment, through understanding, maintaining and protecting our environment and natural treasures.

A multi-modal integrated public transport system will provide a variety of means of reaching the Experience, including the Jubilee line extension and river boat services. The New Millennium Experience Company (NMEC) is also working in partnership with the Environment Agency and English Partnerships (the Government's urban regeneration agency) to regenerate the Greenwich Peninsula site. As my right hon. Friend the Deputy Prime Minister announced on 18 February, the Millennium Village on the southern end of the site will be a flagship urban development scheme, designed to be a showpiece of environmental sustainability.