HC Deb 15 December 2000 vol 359 cc293-4W
Mr. Worthington

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what account the National Lottery Commission is required to take of the work of the Camelot Foundation in making decisions about the National Lottery's role in supporting good causes. [142195]

Kate Hoey

[holding answer 12 December 2000]: Subject to ensuring that the National Lottery is run with all due propriety and that the interests of participants are protected, the National Lottery Commission is required by statute to maximise the returns to the good causes set out in the National Lottery etc. Act 1993 (as amended). The Camelot Foundation does not contribute to the National Lottery Distribution Fund and therefore the Commission will take account of its work only if it believes it impacts on ticket sales.