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Orders of the Day — National Lottery Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 7:00 pm on 14th June 2005.

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Photo of Martin Horwood Martin Horwood Liberal Democrat, Cheltenham 7:00 pm, 14th June 2005

I have worked with Macmillan Cancer Relief, which is a charity. The percentage reserved for charities under this Government has gone down from 20 per cent. to less than 20 per cent. and is now proposed to be abolished altogether. Under the current system, help would be given according to the charity's priorities, whereas under his system it would be given according to the Secretary of State's priorities.