Letter: High price of Millennium Exhibition

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The Independent Online
Sir: You report that the Millennium Exhibition is to go ahead - with an entry charge of pounds 20 per person ("Blair to rescue of Millennium project", 20 June). This charge seems to be high, how does it compare with other top attractions nationwide? Surely the displays at the dome will have to be very attractive to deserve this price, particularly for visitors outside the south east. Even as a headline figure it says something about the sort of people this event is really aimed at.

Should the event fail to attract sponsorship and/or visitors it could cost the taxpayer a great deal - and even see out the Blair administration at the next election.

It could already be compared with Mitterrand's "Grand Projet" in Paris - not least in its overall price tag.