§ Kate Hoey
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment he has made of the advantages of the award of sports lottery funds to state primary schools in those areas of social and economic deprivation identified by the Sports Council in its priority areas initiative scheme. 
§ Mr. Banks
We have not made a formal assessment but we are aware that there is potential for good schemes of this kind.
The English Sports Council is, of course, the distributor in England of Lottery funds for good causes on, or connected with, sport. While it has no specific policies pertaining solely to primary schools, I understand that all educational establishments are eligible to apply for support from the Lottery Sports Fund (LSF). Under the School Community Sports Initiative (SCSI), the LSF may provide up to 80 per cent. support where applicants can meet the Community Use criteria. Schemes within the Council's Priority Areas Initiative can apply for up to 90 per cent. award.
Primary Schools will also be eligible to apply for funding from the New Opportunities Fund for out of school hours projects. The target is for at least a quarter of all primary schools to be undertaking such projects by 2001.
§ Kate Hoey
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what proportion of National Lottery funding for sport has been distributed to(a) areas of social and economic deprivation as defined by the Sports Council in its priority areas initiative and (b) severely deprived areas as defined by the Sports Council in its document Eighty Five Priority Area-designated Wards since November 1994. 
§ Kate Hoey
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what proportion of National Lottery funding for sport has been distributed to priority areas as designated by the Rural Development Commission; and262W how much has been distributed to (a) local public sports clubs with open membership, (b) state secondary schools and colleges, (c) state primary schools, (d) private secondary schools and colleges, (e) private primary schools, (f) Oxford and Cambridge colleges, (g) other universities and colleges, (g) other universities and colleges, (h) local sports clubs with limited public access, (i) other projects and (j) individuals since November 1994. 
§ Mr. Banks
Information on awards specifically to Rural Development Areas (RDAs) is not available and could be obtained only at a disproportionate cost. However, the English Sports Council have made a total of 823 awards (33 per cent.) to District Councils containing RDAs totalling £126,679,596 (19 per cent.). The other information requested is as follows:
- (a) It is a requirement for every successful Lottery award to have public access. Separate information on sports clubs is not available and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.
- (b) State secondary schools and colleges: 143 awards totalling £48,260,814.
- (c) State primary schools: 8 awards totalling £8,478,080.
- (d) Private secondary schools and colleges: 6 awards totalling £2,869,572.
- (e) None.
- (f) None.
- (g) Other universities and colleges: Higher Education: 16 awards totalling £28,981,052. Further Education: 14 awards totalling £9,990,236.
- (h) See (a) above.
- (i) Other projects:
- Capital projects: 2,282 awards totalling £566,882,972.
- World Class Events revenue awards: 9 events totalling £4,361,984.
(j) World Class Performance revenue awards: £23,000,000 has been distributed among 1,640 individuals.