HC Deb 29 March 2001 vol 365 cc715-6W
Mr. Baker

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what plans he has to release for(a) parliamentary and (b) public scrutiny the papers held by the New Millennium Experience Company. [155472]

Janet Anderson

[holding answer 26 March 2001]: As a non-departmental public body, the New Millennium Experience Company (NMEC) will release to the Public Records Office papers across the spectrum of the Millennium Experience project that are potentially of historic interest or significance. Other papers will be passed to my Department for archiving. NMEC's arrangements regarding the PRO and the Department have been informed by discussions between NMEC and my Department to ensure that public sector archiving guidelines and requirements are followed, and that they have due regard to NMEC's status as a Companies Acts company.

The Department and NMEC fall within the scope of the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information, and will respond to specific requests for information in accordance with that Code.