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National Lottery: Play

Volume 463: debated on Wednesday 12 September 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what proportion of the money available under the Big Lottery Fund Children’s Play initiative has been (a) committed and (b) spent. (155292)

The following figures reflect the proportion of money which has been committed and spent under Big Lottery Fund’s Children’s Play initiative as of end August 2007.

£

Programme name

Current award value (committed)

Total paid to date (spent)

Play Infrastructure

14,663,933

4,359,562

Playful Ideas

4,884,167

494,586

Children’s Play

46,209,437

1,644,672

Total

65,757,537

6,498,820

The total money available for the Children’s Play initiative is £155 million. 42 per cent. of it has been committed and 4.2 per cent. has been spent.