HC Deb 29 June 1998 vol 315 cc66-7W
32. Mr. Corbyn

To ask the Minister without Portfolio what assessment he has made of the environmental impact of the millennium dome. [46347]

Mr. Mandelson

The New Millennium Experience Company (NMEC) has worked to ensure that environmental concerns properly inform the decision making process for both the construction and the operation of the Millennium Experience at Greenwich, while recognising the time and financial constraints under which the project operates. Amongst other things, the Company's environmental plan, which is being developed in consultation with the London Borough of Greenwich, is issued to all tenderers and trade contractors.

Mr. Bercow

To ask the Minister without Portfolio how many jobs he estimates will be created in the course of constructing the Dome at Greenwich. [46341]

Mr. Mandelson

The Dome is expected to create over 2,000 jobs during construction, on and off the site. A further 5,000 people will be employed in running the Millennium Experience during the Year 2000.