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National Lottery Commission: Finance

Volume 485: debated on Wednesday 10 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) how much the National Lottery Commission spent on administration in each year since 1997; (240940)

(2) how much the National Lottery Commission spent on staff expenses in each year since 1997;

(3) how many full-time equivalent staff were employed by the National Lottery Commission in each year since 1997;

(4) how much the National Lottery Commission paid to external consultants in each year since 1997;

(5) how much the National Lottery Commission spent on salaries in each year since 1997;

(6) how much the National Lottery Commission spent on staff bonuses in each year since 1997.

The National Lottery Commission have advised that the following payments were made:

£

Administration

Staff expenses

Number of FTE staff

Consultants costs

Salaries

Bonus

1999-2000

271,000

37,000

37

1,378,000

1,367,000

2000-01

293,000

88,000

33

2,438,000

1,443,000

11,000

2001-02

224,000

77,000

30

700,000

1,362,000

26,000

2002-03

224,000

41,000

28

772,000

1,439,000

32,000

2003-04

217,000

32,000

41

1,049,000

1,811,000

50,000

2004-05

275,000

40,000

42

1,029,000

1,960,000

49,000

2005-06

344,000

129,000

42

5,241,000

2,283,000

61,000

2006-07

356,000

35,000

44.5

7,506,000

2,536,000

80,000

2007-08

628,000

57,000

43.6

2,637,000

2,650,000

72,000

Notes:

1. The National Lottery Commission was set up on 1 April 1999. As such, figures have been provided from financial year 1999-2000.

2. Administration costs exclude legal advice, external auditor's remuneration or other consultancy costs.

3. Staff expenses figures are travel and subsistence expenses claimed by NLC staff.

4. Consultancy costs include legal costs, external auditor's remuneration and other consultancy costs.

5. Salaries include pension and national insurance contributions.

6. Staff bonuses are paid in July each year, in arrears for the previous financial year.

7. Throughout the financial years 2005-06, 2006-07 and 2007-08 the Commission was running the competition to award the national lottery operator licence.