HC Deb 10 February 1998 vol 306 c105W
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. [28511]

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.