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National Lottery

Volume 405: debated on Monday 19 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much has been raised in funding for good causes from the National Lottery in each year since 1994. [113766]

The information requested is shown, for each financial year, in the following table. This includes income from both the operator and from investments.

Total (£000)
2002–031,590,472
2001–021,842,233
2000–011,772,839
1999–20001,766,394
1998–991,918,906
1997–981,952,219
1996–971,587,759
1995–961,535,966
1994–95298,580
The figure shown for 2002–03 has not yet been subjected to final audit.

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what system there is to ensure that lottery funding is used only by athletes and coaches who support drug-free sport. [113456]

This Government are firmly committed to combating doping in sport. The anti-doping programme in the UK is delivered through the national anti-doping organisation, UK Sport, in conjunction with sports governing bodies.The existing national anti-doping policy includes conditions of funding on athletes and governing bodies. Athletes sign their commitment to drug-free sport in agreeing to accept funding. The Sports Councils have agreed a consistent approach to suspending funding to an athlete found to have committed a doping offence.UK Sport strongly supports the promotion of ethically fair and drug-free sport through their education and drug-testing programmes and their leading role internationally which has seen UK Sport accept the World Anti-Doping Code.

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much has been given to good causes under the (a) New Opportunities Fund and (b) Community Fund in each year since its creation, broken down by type of organisation and activity. [113767]

By working in partnership with other organisations, the New Opportunities Fund gives grants to health, education and environment projects across the UK. Many of its grant programmes focus particularly on those in society who are most disadvantaged. The amount of money committed each year since its creation is detailed in the following table:

£
Programme1999–20002000–012001–022002–03
Health92,715,00061,972,000211,469,000246,439,250
Education276,536,000196,185,000381,151,000115,279,576
Environment0102,440,0005,653185,779,638
CF Awards for corporate priorities
£
YearChildren and young peopleOlder peopleDisabled peopleBlack and minority ethnic groupRefugees and asylum seekersAreas disadvantaged by social or econimic change
2002–0356,353,31633,015,30264,376,92630,246,27213,273,15165,441,662
2001–0288,087,81248,367,85982,773,62344,438,27617,873,575153,869,915
2000–0186,961,55639,095,128123,693,02738,105,86415,043,737191,543,092
1999–200062,539,82818,350,532141,044,26919,364,87210,348,477182,534,569
1998–9959,348,86416,419,559117,493,28918,192,8517,405,88995,346,789
1997–98118,221,24250,203,02375,782,56524,645,38010,238,44382,182,434
1996–97120,758,21421,257,744163,099,66726,982,3645,618,06678,419,066
1995–9651,386,67711,108,98127,431 ,96412,046,80876,533,597
Total643,657,509237,818,128795,698,330201,975,87981,848,146925,871,124
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