§ Mrs. Jane Kennedy
To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage if she will make a statement on plans for regional celebrations of the millennium. 650W
§ Mrs. Virginia Bottomley
[holding answer 18 November 1996]There will be a series of national events in 1998 and 1999 associated with the millennium exhibition. The Millennium Commission has not yet decided what funding it may give to other events. In addition to events supported by the commission, there will be a range of local events, organised and funded by local authorities, local businesses, and local people.