§ Sir Patrick Cormack
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what is the total sum allocated for heritage projects since the inception of the National Lottery; and how many projects have been assisted. 
§ Mr. Tom Clarke
The Government expect each of the good causes to receive £1.8 billion over the period of the current licence. The Heritage Lottery Fund, which distributes the heritage tranche of the Lottery proceeds, has so far made grants to a value of £892.6 million for 1,558 projects. Several of the other distributing bodies have also made grants to heritage projects but do not keep separate records.