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Big Lottery Fund

Volume 458: debated on Monday 12 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport on the effect on lottery funding for projects in Wales of the allocation of funding from the Big Lottery Fund to projects being developed for the 2012 Olympics. (126306)

I have regular discussions with my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport on matters affecting Wales.

The Lottery has brought over £0.9 billion of awards to good causes in Wales since 1994. I, along with Cabinet colleagues and Assembly Ministers, am working to minimise the impact of the Olympics on Lottery funding for good causes in Wales.

I am determined, also, that Wales will make the most of the opportunities presented by the Games in terms of business opportunities, tourism, investment and participation in sport.