HC Deb 20 December 1999 vol 341 c349W
19. Mr. Jim Cunningham

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what measures he plans to ensure that Lottery money awarded under newly launched small grants schemes represents value for money. [102013]

Kate Hoey

Lottery distributing bodies are required, under the Financial Directions with which my right hon. Friend issues them, to adopt stringent monitoring and evaluation arrangements for all funding programmes to ensure money is distributed effectively and efficiently. The amount of help which small groups received from the Lottery doubled in the past year. The proportion of grants of less than £100,000 increased from 9 per cent. to 17 per cent.