HC Deb 16 October 1995 vol 264 cc166-7W
2. Mr. Cohen

To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage what plans she has to encourage the distribution of heritage funds to those areas which receive none at present. [35899]

Mrs. Virginia Bottomley

I want to see the widest possible distribution of heritage funds, whether for grant in aid or the proceeds of the national lottery. Already the lottery has made possible a total of 1,405 grant awards the length and breadth of the United Kingdom, with a total value of over £543 million.