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Olympic Games 2012: Lottery Funding

Volume 689: debated on Wednesday 31 January 2007

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they have any plans to meet the costs of the 2012 Olympic Games with money generated by the National Lottery in addition to the £1.5 billion the National Lottery is already contributing. [HL1356]

Discussions are taking place within Government on how to fund the approximately £900 million cost increase identified in evidence to the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee in another place on 21 November 2006.

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What consultations they have had with the Big Lottery Fund concerning the meeting of costs of the 2012 Olympic Games with money generated by the National Lottery in addition to the £1.5 billion the National Lottery is already contributing. [HL1357]

There has been no decision at this point to make an additional contribution to the costs of the 2012 Olympic Games and therefore no consultation with the Big Lottery Fund about it. However, Department for Culture, Media and Sport officials regularly meet colleagues at the Big Lottery Fund to discuss financial projections.

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How they will address the loss in funding for voluntary and community groups likely to result from money generated by the National Lottery, in addition to the £1.5 billion it is already contributing, being used instead to meet the costs of the 2012 Olympic Games.[HL1393]

There has been no decision at this point to make an additional contribution to the costs of the 2012 Olympic Games.