§ Mr. Mitchell
To ask the Minister without Portfolio what progress he has made in defining British characteristics for the purposes of the @ Now Zone of the Millennium Dome. 875W
§ Mr. Mandelson
It is not the New Millennium Experience Company's (NMEC) aim or intention to define British characteristics in the UK@Now exhibit zone. The content of the zone aims to explore the UK population's view of themselves and their country, and the perceptions of others about the UK. Research and consultation which the NMEC will be undertaking will ensure that the views of the UK public are reflected in this zone.