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Sports: National Lottery

Volume 470: debated on Tuesday 15 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what account will be taken of the new definition of sport in considering national lottery funding applications for community projects. (177106)

Sport England is currently developing a new strategy to build a world class community sports infrastructure for 2008 to 2011. As part of this work, it is considering what activities should fall within its remit to fund sport.

Lottery distributing bodies operate at arm's length from Government, therefore Sport England will continue to take decisions independently on which community project applications receive lottery funding.