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National Lottery

Volume 405: debated on Wednesday 14 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many organisations in the Birmingham, Erdington constituency have (a) applied for and (b) claimed awards from the Community Fund in each year since the National Lottery began. [112992]

Comprehensive information on applications for Lottery grants is not centrally held at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.The following table, which is based upon information supplied to us by the distributing bodies for the National Lottery awards database, shows the total number of awards made by the Community Fund to applicants within the constituency of Birmingham, Erdington.

Number of awards within the constituency of Birmingham, Erdington
1 May 1994 to 30 April 19950
1 May 1995 to 30 April 19963
1 May 1996 to 30 April 19972
1 May 1997 to 30 April 19982
1 May 1998 to 30 April 19996
1 May 1999 to 30 April 200012
1 May 2000 to 30 April 20015
1 May 2001 to 30 April 20024
1 May 2002 to 30 April 20030

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what plans are in place to strengthen local advertising campaigns in order to encourage more successful applications for National Lottery funding, with particular reference to regions where there is a record of failing to secure them. [113000]

The consultation paper on Lottery distribution (published July 2002) sought views on a number of issues, including raising awareness of Lottery funding and application mechanisms. Ideas included a National Lottery Day, One Stop Shops, to provide a single point of access for advice and a single promotional body, which would raise awareness of the achievements of the Lottery nationally, regionally and locally.Proposals from the review will be published in the summer.

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will list (a) the average grant given for all constituencies, (b) the average grant given for West Midlands constituencies and (c) the average grant given for Birmingham, Erdington under the National Lottery Awards For All scheme in each of the last three years for which statistics are held. [113001]

The following table, which is based upon information supplied to us by the distributing bodies for the National Lottery awards database, sets out the average grant given for all constituencies, the average grant for West Midlands constituencies1 and the average award to Birmingham, Erdington under the National Lottery Awards For All scheme in each of the last three years.

1 Using the definition of the West Midlands (as provided by the House of Commons website) comprising the following constituencies:

Birmingham, Edgbaston; Birmingham, Erdington; Birmingham, Hall Green;
Birmingham, Hodge Hill; Birmingham, Ladywood; Birmingham, Northfield
Birmingham, Perry Barr; Birmingham, Selly Oak; Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Birmingham, Yardley; Sutton Coldfield; Coventry North East; Coventry North West;
Coventry South; Dudley North; Dudley South; Halesowen and Rowley Regis; Stourbridge
Halesowen and Rowley Regis; Warley; West Bromwich East; West Bromwich West; Meriden;
Aldridge-Brownhills; Walsall North; Walsall South; Wolverhampton North East;
Wolverhampton South East; Wolverhampton South West.

£

1 May 2000 to 30 April 2001

1 May 2001 to 30 April 2002

1 May 2002 to 30 April 2003

Average grant given for all UK constituencies3,3243,5373,617
Average grant given for west Midland constituencies3,5443,8764,009
Average grant given for Birmingham, Erdington3,2344,1154,276