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Orders of the Day — National Lottery Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 5:35 pm on 14th June 2005.

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Photo of Philip Davies Philip Davies Conservative, Shipley 5:35 pm, 14th June 2005

I agree wholeheartedly with what my hon. Friend is saying. I come back to the point that I made earlier. Many worthwhile schemes in her constituency and mine—Shipley—seem to be overruled and yet money is given to national deportation groups and other politically correct groups, like that which Mr. Foster was praising earlier. Members of the public, at least in the Shipley constituency, do not want national lottery funding to go to such things. They want it to go to things that do a worthwhile job, such as the ones that my hon. Friend has mentioned in her constituency. Does she agree that there is nothing in the Bill that will stop these politically correct national deportation groups and the like, getting huge grants from national lottery funding at the expense of more worthwhile groups in her constituency and mine?