§ Mr. Nigel Griffiths
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what further representations he has received from charities concerned about a loss of income as a result of the national lottery. 
§ Mr. Flynn
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what representations he has received concerning losses suffered by charities because of a decline in contributions since the introduction of the national lottery. 
§ Mr. Nicholas Baker
We have received a number of representations from charitable organisations concerned about a possible loss of income following the introduction of the national lottery. It is too early to assess the effect of the lottery on charitable income. The Government are, however, committed to monitoring any such changes. The National Lottery Charities Board will in any case be a major source of new income for the voluntary sector.