HC Deb 30 January 2002 vol 379 cc336-7W
Jim Knight

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will list the financial initiatives and resources sponsored by her Department in the last 12 months for Dorset, which are additional to the Government SSA grants. [29896]

Dr. Howells

My Department and our sponsored NDPBs are responsible for supporting an enormous range of cultural and leisure activity and funding is available from a variety of sources. In some cases it is possible to identify where this funding has been allocated to projects in Dorset but there are grants for the south-west region, and for England as a whole, which it is not possible to disaggregate.

According to information supplied to us by the distributing bodies for the National Lottery awards database a total of £14,428,240 National Lottery funding was distributed to 205 different projects in Dorset during 2001. £3,700,000 of this related to sport and leisure activity and £797,412 to libraries. I am arranging for a full list of Dorset's lottery awards in the last 12 months to be placed in the Libraries of both Houses.

Resource—The Council for Museums, Archives and Libraries, has allocated £82,000 to the tank museums in Bovington. In addition Resource has so far this year provided £485,903 to the South West Museums Council which covers the Dorset area. A further £1 19,379 will be paid next month.

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