HL Deb 22 October 2003 vol 653 cc179-80WA
Baroness Blatch

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Rooker on 6 October {WA 14–15) concerning the sale of the Dome, whether they will explain the term "should go unconditional in spring 2004". [HL4649]

The Minister of State, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (Lord Rooker)

The contracts signed between English Partnerships and Meridian Delta Limited were subject to a number of conditions, primarily the securing of acceptable planning permission. It is anticipated that all of these conditions will be satisfied by spring 2004, at which point legal responsibility for the future use of the Dome and the long-term regeneration of the land included in the transaction transfers to Anschutz Entertainment Group and Meridian Delta Limited respectively.