§ Mr. Peter Atkinson
To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage how much money from the Arts Council lottery funds has been awarded to the(a) Queen's hall, Hexham, (b) Dovecot arts centre, Stockton and (c) the Royal Court theatre, London theatres; and for what specific proposals. 
§ Mr. Sproat
No award has been made to the Queen's hall, Hexham from the national lottery. The Dovecot arts centre has received an award of £16,000 towards the costs of a feasibility study for the development and extension of its existing premises. There have been two awards to theatres named "Royal Court". The Royal Court Theatre Foundation in Liverpool has received £50,000 towards urgent repairs of the 1930s listed grade II theatre. The Royal Court theatre in London has received £15.8 million towards renovation and development costs. This is the only award to theatres in south-west London.
§ Mr. Frank Field
To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage if she will commission regular reports from the Office of the National Lottery on the measures it is taking and has taken to ensure that the lottery draw is conducted honestly. 
§ Mr. Sproat
[holding answer 25 June 1996]: I have no plans to commission regular reports from Oflot on the measures that is taking and has taken to ensure that the lottery draw is conducted honestly. The director general is required to report to me each year on the exercising of his function. This report will cover his responsibility to ensure that the lottery is run with all due propriety.