HC Deb 24 February 1998 vol 307 c139W
Mr. Baker

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what sum his Department has provided to help fund the Minerals '98 Conference; and on what basis this money was provided. [30604]

Mr. Raynsford

[holding answer 23 February 1998]: No money has yet been paid by the Department. However, a contribution of £8,000 from the industry sponsorship budget towards the costs developing a manual to be used by quarry operators to strengthen links between individual sites and local communities is under consideration.