§ Dr. Naysmith
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what plans she has to assist the funding of science and discovery centres; and if she will make a statement. 
§ Stephen Twigg
[holding answer 24 July 2002]: The Government has currently no plans to assist the funding of science and discovery centres. On Monday, The Millennium Commission, together with the Wellcome Trust and the Wolfson Foundation, launched a £33 million fund for science centres and museums to allow them to renew or replace high quality science, education and technology exhibitions.