§ Mr. Gordon Prentice
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what is(a) the cost and (b) the design life of the Millennium Wheel; and how long it is planned to remain at its County Hall location. 
§ Janet Anderson
The Millennium Ferris Wheel (London Eye) is an entirely privately funded project sponsored by British Airways; no application for funding has been made to any Government Department or Agency. Temporary planning permission was granted for a period of five years and any plan to extend this period would have to be made through my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions.