HC Deb 28 June 2001 vol 370 c142W
Mr. Peter Ainsworth

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media, and Sport if she will list the amount of National Lottery money(a) raised for good causes, (b) allocated to good causes and (c) received by good causes in each of the last four years. [70]

Tessa Jowell

[holding answer 25 June 2001]The net proceeds of the National Lottery are paid into the National Lottery Distribution Fund (NLDF). After meeting the costs of the National Lottery Commission (the Lottery regulator), the costs incurred in exercising my duties under the National Lottery etc. Act 1993 (as amended), and the costs incurred by the National Debt Commissioners in investing the balance of the NLDF, all of the money in the NLDF is immediately allocated to good causes. The amount raised for good causes is therefore equal to the amount allocated to good causes. These figures are shown in rows(a) and (b) of the table. The money raised for good causes is distributed by the 15 bodies listed in section 23 of the Act. These bodies draw down money as needed and the amounts drawn down are shown in row (c). committed to the Wembley project, should Wembley National Stadium Ltd. be unable to develop a new stadium at Wembley.