§ Mr. Spring
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to his answer of 5 November 1999,Official Report, column 362, what sums will be provided in 1999–2000, 2000–01 and 2001–02 to pre-eminent regional collections through the Designated Museums Challenge Fund. 
§ Mr. Chris Smith
I regret that it has not been possible to provide an answer before Prorogation. I shall therefore write to the hon. Member and place a copy of my reply in the Libraries of the House.