Competitions (Europe)

- Thursday, 14th December 2000

 

Mr. Lilley: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many primary schools

(a) were invited to participate and (b) submitted entries to his Department‘s competition entitled "My Vision of Europe". [141315]

Mr. Vaz: We issued an open invitation to all of the UK‘s primary schools to enter the competition. We received winning entries for eight regions from the co-sponsor Time Group Ltd., from which the panel of judges selected the national winner.

Mr. Lilley: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much was spent by (a) his Department and (b) schools on his Department‘s competition entitled "What Europe Means to Me". [141317]

Mr. Vaz: To date the costs of the "What Europe Means to Me" competition have been borne by the co-sponsor, British Midland. We are not aware of any expenses accruing to schools.

Mr. Lilley: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if essays critical of further integration were eligible for the competition entitled "What Europe Means to Me". [141313]

Mr. Vaz: All entries on the theme "What Europe Means to Me" were eligible for this competition.

Mr. Lilley: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much was spent (a) by his Department and (b) by schools on his Department‘s competition entitled "My Vision of Europe". [141316]

Mr. Vaz: We estimate that the Foreign and Commonwealth Office will spend approximately ?6,000 on this competition once all bills are in. This covers the cost of the awards ceremony on 30 October, and the transport costs of the schools that submitted the winning entries. Some London schools attending the ceremony carried their own costs.

Mr. Lilley: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what age groups were invited to participate in his Department‘s competition entitled "My Vision of Europe". [141314]

Mr. Vaz: The "My Vision of Europe" competition was open to all of the UK‘s primary schools.

 

 

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