HC Deb 26 March 1998 vol 309 c249W
Mr. Hoyle

To ask the Minister without Portfolio what responsibilities he has for millennium projects outside London. [31970]

Mr. Mandelson

I am shareholder of the New Millennium Experience Company (NMEC), which has responsibility for the Millennium Experience at Greenwich and the associated Challenge programme of events and activities which will engage people and communities all over the country.

The NMEC is also contributing £20 million to a new £100 million Millennium Festival Fund for the year 2000 which will include national, regional and local sporting and artistic events and heritage projects. Applications for larger projects can be made from May this year.