HC Deb 15 June 1999 vol 333 c89W
Mr. Spring

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what is the current estimate of the amount of money to be given to the good causes under the present National Lottery licence arrangements. [86688]

Mr. Chris Smith

Our latest forecast is that the income (including interest) to good causes from the National Lottery over the seven years of the current licence will be at least £10.85 billion, £1.85 billion more than originally anticipated when the Lottery was launched in 1994.