HL Deb 18 October 2000 vol 617 c94WA
Lord Dixon-Smith

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether, when the Millennium Dome is disposed of, the site will have been sufficiently cleared of contamination so that no liability for decontamination will fall on the purchaser as a result of contamination dating from before the site's disposal. [HL4128]

Lord Whitty

English Partnerships and British Gas remediated the Dome site to meet the statutory obligations of the landowner and to prepare the site for its current use. The purchaser of the site would only inherit liability for site contamination to the limited extent imposed by statute and common law and the final commercial terms negotiated for the sale.