HC Deb 07 March 2000 vol 345 c606W
Mr. Don Foster

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what is the cash value of each of the six short-listed bids to take over the Millennium Dome site. [111417]

Janet Anderson

[holding answer 22 February 2000]The six short-listed bids, announced on 17 January, were selected on their ability to deliver a world class, sustainable future use for the Dome at Greenwich. Detailed financial appraisals of the bids were not required for this stage of the competition. The six bidders are required to submit indicative financial offers, with further details of their proposals, by 31 March 2000.

Mr. Baker

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what sum of additional interest payments and other expenses has been incurred on a result of the late payment of sponsorship money to the Millennium Dome; and what the cost to the Millennium Commission has been. [109969]

Janet Anderson

[holding answer 14 February 2000]The New Millennium Experience Company (NMEC) has not to date incurred interest as a result of delays in the payment of sponsorship money. There have therefore been no additional costs to the Millennium Commission.

Mr. Yeo

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to his answer of 10 February 2000,Official Report, column 237W, on the Millennium Dome, for what reason he did not list the foods sold in relation to standards of food produced in the United Kingdom as opposed to standards required of catering and food outlets. [112314]

Janet Anderson

[holding answer 28 February 2000]All catering and food outlets in the Millennium Dome are subject to the same strict controls and checks that apply to all commercial catering and food outlets in the UK. This applies to all aspects of their operation including the food that they serve. In all instances there is a clear chain from food source, via suppliers, to the specific outlet at the Dome. All NMEC's suppliers endeavour to meet all current Health, Hygiene and Safety regulations.

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