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Camelot Group

Volume 472: debated on Tuesday 26 February 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether he expects Camelot to have raised £10.5 billion for good causes over the course of its licence; and if he will make a statement. (188947)

Camelot’s current licence ends on 31 January 2009. It is not possible to predict accurately how much will be raised for good causes by that date and neither the Department nor the National Lottery Commission set targets for the net proceeds of the national lottery. However, we do share a statutory duty that requires us to do our best to ensure that they are maximised, subject to lottery games being operated with due propriety and the interests of participants being protected. The NLC stated in June 2001 that £10 billion for good causes would be a challenging amount for Camelot to raise during the course of the second licence.