§ Mr. Chris Smith
Since my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister announced on 19 June that the new millennium experience would go ahead, I have received numerous representations from Members of the House and their constituents, companies and the public. I have been encouraged by the number of people who have been enthused by our plans for celebrating the year 2,000 and have forwarded the many excellent ideas proposed to the operating company, the New Millennium Experience Company.
§ 21. Lorna Fitzsimons
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what plans he has for supporting millennium events in the regions. 
§ Mr. Smith
The Millennium Commission and the New Millennium Experience Company Ltd., are working together on proposals for a regional programme of events in the years up to and during the year 2000. In addition, we would encourage communities and local authorities throughout the country to organise celebrations, and my Department is promoting co-ordination between organisers of major regional events.
§ 22. Ms Jenny Jones
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much has been allocated by the Millennium Commission to projects to mark the millennium.