HC Deb 01 June 1998 vol 313 c43W
16. Helen Jones

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what plans he has to ensure a more equitable distribution of heritage lottery fund grants between the different parts of the United Kingdom. [42002]

Mr. Chris Smith

The Government are determined to ensure that Lottery money is allocated fairly and equitably across the whole of the United Kingdom and between different groups in society. The National Lottery Bill gives the Heritage Lottery Fund and the other Lottery distributors important new powers in this respect; and later today I will be announcing the confirmation of new directions for the Lottery distributors, designed to achieve precisely this objective.