§ Mr. Peter Ainsworth
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when site work on the redevelopment of Wembley Stadium will commence; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Chris Smith
[holding answer 24 May 1999]: Work on demolishing the existing stadium at Wembley is scheduled to begin in September 2000. Following acquisition of the stadium in March, my hon. Friend the Minister for Sport and I establish a committee with the key parties to monitor progress against the agreed programme.