§ Lord Fearn
asked Her Majesty's Government:
How many "tourist" railways receive lottery grants. [HL4514]
Lord Mclntosh of Haringey
Since the Heritage Lottery Fund started awarding grants in 1995, it has made 93 awards to heritage railways, which includes grants that pay for the restoration of associated equipment and structures (for example, engines and stations).
The lottery awards database, which contains information held by distributors, shows that the Millennium Commission has supported two railways and that a number of other grants have involved railways in some way.