§ Mr. William Ross
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what responsibility the Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action, the Northern Ireland Voluntary Trust or the Northern Ireland Rural Community Network will have for the assessment of applications for grants from the National Lottery Charities Board. 
§ Mr. Nicholas Baker
Decisions on grant applications are matters for the National Lottery Charities Board. It is for the board to decide what advice to seek on the assessment of applications.