§ Mrs. Virginia Bottomley
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much money has been announced for film from the national lottery so far; and how much is it expected will be allocated to film by 2002. 
§ Mr. Tom Clarke
Original estimates in 1995 were that around £100 million would be available for film production, distribution and cinema improvements across the UK by 2000. So far almost £90 million has been awarded to film and cinema projects. In addition, over £90 million has been allocated over the next six years to three National Lottery film franchises.
§ Mr. Clarke
The Film Review Group is planning to publish its report early next year, and will continue to meet thereafter to discuss any follow-up. There is no fixed budget or costing for the review; the Review Group will be supported by officials from my Department, and as required, resources from DCMS research and consultancy budgets.