HC Deb 05 March 2002 vol 381 cc265-6W
Nick Harvey

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) what meetings have taken place to discuss sponsorship of events related to the Golden Jubilee celebrations; which(a) members of the Government, (b) companies, (c) organisations and (d) individuals took part; and what the date was of each meeting; [39404]

(2) if she will list the (a) companies, (b) organisations and (c) individuals who have made donations to the Golden Jubilee project; and what (i) financial and (ii) other donations they each have made; [39385]

(3) which (a) companies, (b) organisations and (c) individuals have been approached with a view to making donations to fund this year's Golden Jubilee celebrations. [39403]

Tessa Jowell

The national events in central London over Jubilee Weekend are being organised by The Queen's Golden Jubilee Weekend Trust which was set up independently of Government. The trust is chaired by Lord Sterling who has responsibility for private sector fundraising. He has approached a number of companies, organisations and individuals about the possibility of their making a contribution. No member of the Government has been involved in that process. Details of the companies that have made donations were released to the press by Lord Sterling on 22 February 2002.

announce our decisions on this issue in the draft Communications Bill which we expect to publish in the spring.