HC Deb 10 January 1995 vol 252 c70W
Mr. Alton

To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage if he will give assurances that the interest earned on money already collected for distribution to charities and voluntary organisations will be made available to the charities fund.

Mr. Dorrell

Interest earned on the proceeds of the national lottery is added to the national lottery distribution fund and attributed to each distributing body on an equitable basis. All interest is therefore available for distribution to good causes. Twenty per cent. of the national lottery distribution fund will be available to the National Lottery Charities Board. Other charities and voluntary organisations connected with sports, arts, and heritage will also benefit from lottery proceeds.