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National Lottery: Manpower

Volume 477: debated on Thursday 12 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many staff in his Department were engaged on National Lottery Distribution Fund matters in each of the last five years; and what proportion of their working time was spent on such matters in each of those years. (210243)

[holding answer 11 June 2008]: The number of staff engaged on national lottery distribution fund matters and the proportion of time spent in each of the last five years is set out in the following table.

In addition, other staff are engaged on lottery policy matters and on the sponsorship of lottery distributing bodies. This activity is not related to the management of the national lottery distribution fund.

Financial year

Number of staff

Percentage of time on NLDF

2003-04

9

42

2004-05

8

46

2005-06

8

47

2006-07

8

45

2007-08

8

38