HC Deb 26 June 2000 vol 352 cc374-5W
Mr. Peter Ainsworth

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what discussions his Department has had with parties other than Dome Europe and Legacy plc and their affiliates concerning the future use of the Dome since the final shortlist was announced. [127822]

Ms Armstrong

Since the final shortlist announcement neither my Department nor the competition team has had any discussions about the future use of the Dome site with any parties interested in purchasing it other than the two bidders. The Competition Team has received a small number of new expressions of interest, but has made it clear that no new bids can be accepted into the competition process at this advanced stage.