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Millennium Fund: Projects

Volume 702: debated on Monday 16 June 2008

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Further to the Written Answers by Lord Davies of Oldham on 7 May (WA 74–5), what are their definitions of “public good objectives” and “public good purposes”; and whether these definitions take into account the history of terrorism in Northern Ireland. [HL3858]

When the Millennium Commission was established in 1994, commissioners identified five project themes that they wished to support throughout the UK. These were:

encouraging environmental sustainability;

investing in education;

revitalising our cities;

supporting our communities; and

promoting science and technology.

Each project-awarded grant was required to address at least one of these themes. Each individual project also had a specific project purpose defined in its grant agreement.

These five project themes, together with the project-purpose definition for each individual project, are the public good objectives and public good purposes referred to in the earlier Answer.

The Big Lottery Fund advises that the project themes, individual project purpose and the linkage to public good objectives and purposes, are sufficiently broad to take account of the circumstances of Northern Ireland.