§ Mr. Peter Ainsworth
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what progress has been made on the National Stadium project at Wembley; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Chris Smith
[holding answer 11 December 2000]: The Government welcome the Football Association's decision on 8 December to take a more prominent role over the Wembley project and their determination to review non-core business activities and to bear down on project costs. Sport England will continue to monitor the Wembley project to safeguard the substantial commitment made from the Lottery Sports Fund.