HC Deb 19 February 1996 vol 272 cc46-7W
Sir Mark Lennox-Boyd

To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage which projects in the Lancaster and Morecambe travel-to-work area have benefited from lottery funding; and what sums they have received. [15094]

Mr. Sproat

Figures for national lottery projects in the Lancaster and Morecambe travel-to-work area are not available. However, 12 grants to projects totalling £2.7 million have been awarded to various projects in Lancaster and Morecambe.

Date Project Area(s) £
Sports 6 September 1995 Quernmore Recreation Club Lancaster 2,314,259.00
NHMF 19 September 1995 King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment Museum Lancaster 94,414.00
NHMF 19 September 1995 Ruskin Library/University of Lancaster Lancaster 62,502.00
Arts 21 September 1995 The Folly Trust Lancaster 61,210.00
Sports 3 October 1995 Lancaster, John O'Gaunt Rowing Club Lancaster 57,318.00
NLCB 19 December 1995 Lancaster, Morecombe and District Spastics Morecambe and Heysham 48,000.00
NLCB 19 December 1995 Lancaster Boys Club Morecambe 47,566.00
NLCB 19 December 1995 Lancaster and District Women's Aid Lancaster 22,100.00
Sports 10 January 1996 Lancaster YMCA Lancaster, Morecombe and District 17,500.00
Arts 30 March 1995 Morecombe Youth Band Lancaster, Lancashire 15,000.00
NLCB 19 December 1995 Arthritis Care— Morecambe Lancaster, Lancashire 6,790.00
NLCB 23 October 1995 Morecambe and Heysham Citizens Advice Bureau Morecambe, Lancashire 6,545.00
Total 12 projects 2,753,204.00

Ms Eagle

To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage what guidance is given to boards of trustees about the declaration of interest when fulfilling their duties of distributing national lottery funds. [15098]

Mr. Sproat

The second financial direction issued to all lottery distributors under section 26 (3) and (4) of the National Lottery etc. Act 1993 states that each distributor shall devise and abide by a procedure for handling potential conflicts of interest which may arise in the evaluation of applications by the body or individual members of that body. This should be provided to the Secretary of State before the distribution of any funds under section 25 of the Act, and thereafter at the beginning of each financial year.

It is the responsibility of the individual body concerned to ensure that trustees are aware of the respective requirements and comply with them.