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National Lottery Promotions Unit: Finance

Volume 480: debated on Monday 6 October 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much the National Lottery Distribution Fund has paid to the National Lottery Promotions Unit in each year since it came into being. (221044)

[holding answer 22 July 2008]: The national lottery distribution fund has not made any direct payments to the national lottery promotions unit (NLPU). Under the terms of the licence to operate the national lottery, the NLPU receives the contribution to its funding on behalf of distributors by means of deductions from the operator’s payments into the lottery distribution funds. The amounts received by the NLPU in respect of the distribution funds in each year were as follows:

£

2003-04

194,860

2004-05

2,044,203

2005-06

1,530,933

2006-07

1,448,594

2007-08

1,812,900

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much funding the National Lottery Promotions Unit has received from (a) Arts Council England, (b) the Arts Council of Wales, (c) the Scottish Arts Council, (d) the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, (e) Sport England, (f) the Sports Council for Northern Ireland, (g) Sport Scotland, (h) the Sports Council for Wales, (i) the Heritage Lottery Fund, (j) the UK Film Council, (k) Scottish Screen, (l) the Big Lottery Fund, (m) UK Sport and (n) the Olympic Lottery Distribution Fund in each year since it came into being. (221045)

[holding answer 22 July 2008]: Contributions to the funding of the national lottery promotions unit (NLPU) in respect of the lottery distributing bodies are made by means of deductions from the operator’s payments into the lottery distribution funds. It is not possible, therefore, to disaggregate in respect of individual distributors. From the establishment of NLPU in 2003-04 to the end of 2005-06, contributions in respect of the lottery distributing bodies met 50 per cent. of NLPU’s funding costs. With effect from 2006-07, the contributions in respect of the lottery distributing bodies have met 66.66 per cent. of NLPU’s operating costs.