HC Deb 10 February 1998 vol 306 c105W
Sir Patrick Cormack

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many projects allocated funds by the National Heritage Memorial Fund have not claimed their full grants; what is the total sum involved; and what percentage this represents of the money allocated. [28512]

Mr. Tom Clarke

The National Heritage Memorial Fund encompasses two separate funds: the Heritage Lottery Fund, which distributes the heritage tranche of the proceeds from the National Lottery, and the Heritage Memorial Fund, which serves as a fund of last resort for the support of heritage projects throughout the United Kingdom. The number of completed projects which have been awarded grants by the Heritage Lottery Fund, but where the full value of the grant has not been claimed, is 93. The total value of grants awarded was £46.7 million. The total amount unclaimed was £1.3 million, or 2.7 per cent. of the total.

The Heritage Memorial Fund does not keep information on unclaimed grants in a readily accessible format.