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Olympic Games 2012: National Lottery

Volume 475: debated on Tuesday 6 May 2008

To ask the Minister for the Olympics (1) how much has been raised to date from all dedicated London 2012 Olympic Lottery games; (203645)

(2) how much was raised in 2007-08 from all dedicated London 2012 Olympic Lottery games;

(3) how much was raised in each quarter of 2007-08 from all dedicated London 2012 Olympic Lottery games.

By 31 March 2008, £275 million had been raised for the Olympic Lottery Distribution Fund from the dedicated Olympic Lottery games. The following table gives the figures for each financial year. The figures include proceeds from Olympic Lottery games, unclaimed prizes and other operator-related income, net of operational costs. They exclude investment earnings on the balance held in the Olympic Lottery Distribution Fund.

£ million

2005-06

16.315

2006-07

112.516

2007-081

146.206

1 Provisional figure, subject to audit.

The quarterly breakdown in 2007-08 is shown in the following table:

2007-08

£ million

Q1

29.475

Q2

37.062

Q3

39.165

Q4

40.504

Notes:

1. All the figures in the table are subject to audit. Numbers are based on the quarter that DCMS brought figures to account, and each quarter’s data may not include income for an equal number of weeks for lottery sales across all games.

2. Both tables include provisional proceeds figures for the final quarter of 2007-08 which have not yet been validated by the National Lottery Commission.

To ask the Minister for the Olympics (1) how much has been raised to date from the Dream Number Lottery game to support the London 2012 Olympic Games; (203647)

(2) how much was raised in 2007-08 from the Dream Number Lottery game to support the London 2012 Olympic Games;

(3) how much was raised in each quarter of 2007-08 from the Dream Number Lottery game to support the London 2012 Olympic Games.

I am advised by the National Lottery Commission that the sale proceeds going to the Olympic Lottery Distribution Fund (OLDF) are not available on a game by game basis. Returns to the good causes from the sale of all national lottery games are calculated in accordance with a formula set out in the national lottery operator's licence. In line with that formula, proceeds to the OLDF are based on the proportion of the total national lottery sales attributable to designated Olympic lottery games.