National Lottery Funding: Charities

Part of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 21st December 2017.

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Photo of Wes Streeting Wes Streeting Labour, Ilford North 12:00 am, 21st December 2017

Merry Christmas to you, Mr Speaker, and to everyone else. I thank the Minister for her answer. Charities doing important work across the country depend on the money they are awarded by lottery distributors, but due to the fall last year and the expected fall next year of lottery income for good causes, distributors may not be able to meet their financial commitments. The Government have already agreed to underwrite any shortfall for UK Sport. Will the Minister now commit to doing so for other funding bodies?