HC Deb 27 October 1995 vol 264 c853W
Mr. Win Griffiths

To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage if she will list the guidelines which determine the exclusion of projects receiving lottery money from access to the public funds they would normally receive. [38346]

Mr. Morgan

To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage (1) pursuant to her answer of 27 June to the hon. Member for Knowsley, North, (Mr. Howarth)Official Report, column 598, what further guidance has been issued with respect to matching national lottery awards with public funds; [39145]

(2) what principles govern the definition of partnership funding from the public sector that is eligible to match awards of funding from the national lottery. [39122]

Mr. Sproat

[holding answer 24 October 1995]: The Government have always made it clear that the partnership funding required for national lottery-supported projects could come from any source. We have also made it clear that applicants for lottery support who intend to seek partnership funding from other public sector sources, be they central Government, local authority or European funds, should ensure that the scheme in question allows for other funds toward the project to come from other public sector sources. There are a number of grant schemes which are specifically designed to lever funds from non-public sector sources. Lottery proceeds are clearly public sector funds and could not, therefore, count as private sector partnership funding to such grants.

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