HC Deb 23 July 2002 vol 389 cc973-4W
Ann McKechin

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimates her Department has made of the effect on the income for good causes of the rebranding and relaunch of the National Lottery. [71726]

Mr. Caborn

The Department has made no separate assessment of the financial impact of this part of Camelot's marketing expenditure; and it would be difficult to make a meaningful assessment at this stage.

Mr. Anthony D. Wright

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what arrangements she has made to take forward the review of the National Lottery announced on 20 March. [72871]

Tessa Jowell

The review is to be in two parts, one dealing with licensing arrangements and the other looking at distribution of Lottery funding to good causes. A consultation paper on the licensing process was published on 27 June.

I will publish a consultation document on the distribution of Lottery funding to good causes on 29 July. The document is intended to initiate a process of public consultation and I wish to encourage as many people as possible to contribute to the debate.

I will arrange to deposit copies of the consultation document in the Libraries of both Houses.

Title of public consultation Closing date Website address
UK's Open General Export Licensing (OGEL) Limits 4 June 2002 www.communicationsbill.gov.uk
Changes to Licensing Houses during All New Year's Eve 19 June 2002 www.culture.gov.uk
The Draft Communications Bill 2 August 2002 www.culture.gov.uk
Prize Competitions 31 August 2002 www.culture.gov.uk
National Lottery Licensing and Regulation Consultation 30 September 2002 www.culture.gov.uk

Dr. Howells

The following table indicates the length of time allowed for consultation on each consultation published in 2001.