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Millennium Dome

Volume 670: debated on Monday 14 March 2005

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asked Her Majesty's Government:What is their estimate of the total costs to public funds to date of maintaining the Millennium Dome (both gross and net) since its official closure; and what is the present weekly cost. [HL1540]

From July 2001, when English Partnerships took ownership of the Dome, to the end of December 2004, the total cost to English Partnerships of the management, maintenance and security of the Dome, including English Partnerships' staff costs, was £9.38 million gross, or £7.98 million net, after deduction of income of £1.4 million from interim events.The average monthly cost over the six months from July to December 2004 was £163,000. This will significantly reduce further from January 2005, but final figures for January and February are not yet available.