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National Lottery: Grants

Volume 458: debated on Monday 12 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much and what proportion of lottery money was provided to (a) sports and (b) other community projects in each of the last five years. (126959)

The sports good cause has received 16.66 per cent. of operator-related national lottery good cause income in each year since 1998. The total amount of lottery money raised for the sports good cause in the last five years is set out in the table.

Total lottery income to the sports good cause

£ million1

2001-02

302

2002-03

258

2003-04

227

2004-05

240

2005-06

244

Total

1,271

1 Figures rounded to nearest £ million.

The other good causes combined have received 83.33 per cent. of operator-related national lottery good cause income in each year since 1998. The total amount of lottery money raised for the other good causes in the last five years are set out in the table.

Total lottery income to other good causes

£ million1

2001-02

1,515

2002-03

1,332

2003-04

1,163

2004-05

1,231

2005-06

1,248

Total

6,489

1 Figures rounded to nearest £ million.

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimate she has made of the amount of lottery money that will be provided to (a) the Olympics, (b) sports and (c) other community projects in each of the next five years. (126960)

It was always understood when we bid that national lottery funding for London 2012 would involve some loss of income to the non-Olympic good causes. Non-Olympic distributors may lose an average of 5 per cent. of their income because of sales diversion to Olympic lottery games over the period 2005-06 to 2012-13. In addition, we have already announced that £410 million will be taken from non-Olympic lottery proceeds between 2009 and 2012. No decision has been made about how that amount will be shared between the various non-Olympic good causes nor on the further use of lottery funding to meet any of the £900 million in additional costs that have been announced. It is therefore not possible to provide the estimates requested.