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National Lottery: Olympic Games 2012

Volume 471: debated on Thursday 31 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much lottery funding will be allocated to (a) the 2012 London Olympics and (b) the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games over the next five years. (179829)

[holding answer 17 January 2008]: The national lottery will contribute £2.175 billion in total to the funding package for the London Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2012. Of this: £750 million will be raised from dedicated Olympic lottery products, of which well over £200 million has already been raised; £340 million will be contributed by the five sports lottery distributors, and the remaining £1,085 million will be transferred from non-Olympic lottery proceeds between 2009 and 2012.

I understand that Glasgow's Candidate City File for the 2014 Games set out the various revenue streams that were expected and that this did not include any revenue from the lottery.