HC Deb 27 July 1998 vol 317 cc81-2W
34. Mr. Rammell

To ask the Minister without Portfolio if he will make a statement on his estimate of the level of involvement by young people in the planning of the Millennium Experience. [50802]

Mr. Mandelson

The New Millennium Experience Company (NMEC) has established 12 Youth Councils for the English regions, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales to consult young people throughout the UK on the Millennium Experience. Members were nominated by headteachers, local authority education directors and youth organisations from around the UK. The Company has also set up a UK wide Youth Council to advise the Company on how the Dome and its associated Learning Experience will impact upon young people. The first meeting of the UK Millennium Youth Council was held in London on 16 July.