§ Margaret Moran
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what moneys have been provided(a) directly and (b) via agencies for which her Department has responsibility to the Luton, South constituency since 1997. 
§ Dr. Howells
My Department and our sponsored bodies are responsible for supporting an enormous range of cultural and leisure activity and funding is available from a variety of sources.
(a)Moneys provided direct from the Department
Luton borough council have received the following awards from the DCMS Wolfson Public Libraries Challenge Fund:
£ 1997–98 264,248 1998–99 120,000 Total 384,248
(b)Moneys provided via sponsored bodies
According to the information supplied to us by the distributing bodies for the National Lottery awards database, there have been 85 National Lottery awards to Luton, South totalling £5,238,596 to 23 May 2002.
30 Millennium Award Winners have been identified from Luton, South and between them they have received grants totalling £49,987.
2 of three Luton Space for Sport and Arts (SSA) projects are in Luton, South:
- (i) Farley Junior, grant of £250,000 towards a £260,000 scheme to construct a floodlight two court multi-use games area.
- (ii) Foxdell Junior, grant of £500,000 towards a EL 1 million scheme to construct a multi-purpose hall and classroom for art.
English Heritage have awarded two grants to the Luton, South constituency since 1997:
- (i) 1999–2000: Heritage Economic Regeneration Scheme grant for Plaiter's Lea and High Town—£100,000.
- (ii) 2000–01: Heritage Economic Regeneration Scheme grant for Plaiter's Lea and High Town—£100,000.