HC Deb 22 January 1998 vol 304 cc617-8W
Mr. Wyatt

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) which local authority areas with populations of more than one million have(a) failed to win and (b) failed to propose a millennium project of £1 million or more; [24532]

(2) what audit the Millennium commissioners originally undertook to establish what projects of £50 million or more were appropriate for the United Kingdom; and what were their findings; [24531]

(3) how many projects have been commissioned by the Millennium Commission to date; of those how many (a) are experiencing financial difficulty, (b) have not secured matching funds and (c) have requested additional funds from the Millennium Commissioners; and what response has been made in each case; [24445]

(4) what (i) penalties will be imposed on and (ii) assistance will be offered by the Millennium Commissioners to projects which do not secure matching funds; and if he will make a statement on the role of the National Audit Office in this area; [24446]

(5) how many Millennium Commission projects will be completed by (a) 1 January 2000 and (b) 1 January 2001; [24449]

(6) where the financial liability rests for those Millennium Commission supported projects which fail to fulfil their original criteria. [24448]

Mr. Chris Smith

These are matters for the Millennium Commission. I shall reply to my hon. Friend in my capacity as Chairman of the Commission, and place copies of my reply in the Libraries of the House.

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