Mr. Jon Owen Jones
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if his Department will conduct an internal review under the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information into the non-provision of the information requested by the hon. Member for Cardiff, Central on regional ticket sales to the Millennium Experience. 
§ Mr. Chris Smith
[holding answer 5 June 2000]My hon. Friend the Minister for Tourism, Film and Broadcasting wrote to my hon. Friend on 6 December 1999. Following an investigation by the New Millennium Experience Company into the pattern of ticket sales, it was discovered that most were purchased from central sales points, including the Dome call centre, and it is therefore impossible to provide any meaningful statistical breakdown of visitors by region. I am satisfied that the reason for the non-provision of information in this respect is that the information does not exist, rather than that it is being deliberately withheld.