HL Deb 18 December 2001 vol 630 c44WA
The Duke of Montrose

asked Her Majesty's Government:

In what circumstances they consider that the purchase of land is a suitable use of lottery funding; and, if so, which of the lottery's purposes they think this donation achieved. [HL1876]

Baroness Blackstone

The Government would consider it suitable for the New Opportunities Fund to provide funds for the purchase of land where this was required to meet the objectives of its programmes, all of which are subject to public consultation. This particular grant was made in pursuance of the New Opportunities Fund's aim to support the environment good cause.