HC Deb 11 July 1994 vol 246 c467W
21. Mr. Brandreth

To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage when he expects the first distribution of funds generated by the national lottery to take place; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Brooke

I expect the bodies responsible for the distribution of national lottery proceeds to invite the first applications for funding from the beginning of 1995. The first funds should be distributed to successful applicants shortly thereafter.

28. Mr. Sheerman

To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage what is his estimate of the benefits disability organisations will derive from the national lottery.

Mr. Brooke

Organisations for the disabled stand to gain considerably from the net proceeds of the national lottery. They will be able to apply for lottery funding for any project which is on or connected with the arts, sport or national heritage; is for a charitable purpose; or is to mark the year 2000 or beginning of the third millennium.