HC Deb 23 June 1997 vol 296 c375W
22. Mr. Macdonald

To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage if he will review the provisions relating to the purchase of land in the national interest through the national heritage memorial fund.[3106]

Mr. Banks

The Government is reviewing the distribution of lottery proceeds generally. We will be considering the funding strategies of all the distributing bodies as part of that review. But we see no immediate need to amend the statutory powers of the National Heritage Memorial Fund in relation to land acquisition projects.