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Volume 403: debated on Monday 7 April 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what funding was allocated in (a) 2001–02 and (b) 2002–03 from the DCMS/Wolfson Public Libraries Challenge. [107102]

2001–02 was the final year of the DCMS/Wolfson Challenge Fund. With £3 million of funding available, £2.28 million was allocated to reader development projects and £113,000 was allocated towards a British History programme. The Wolfson Foundation carried forward the remaining monies for other purposes.