The value of the Big's share of income to the National Lottery Distribution Fund in 2006-07 and 2007-08 will depend on variable factors, such as sales of Lottery products and returns on investments. The combined value of the New Opportunities Fund and Community Fund shares of income in the last three years was £681 million in 2003-04, £717 million in 2004-05 and £714 million in 2005-06. My Department's current projections for overall income to the NLDF, of which Big will receive a share, is that it may fall by about 8 per cent. in 2006-07 and 2.5 per cent. in 2007-08.
The National Lottery has transformed culture and sport in our country, raising over £19 billion for good causes and funding over 250,000 good cause projects. I am confident this success will continue. We have guaranteed to each good cause its share of non-Olympic Lottery proceeds until 2019.