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Clause 7 - National Lottery Distribution Fund: apportionment

Part of National Lottery Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 10:45 am on 25th October 2005.

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Photo of Don Foster Don Foster Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport 10:45 am, 25th October 2005

The hon. Gentleman, although perhaps not all Committee members, will be aware that his point about the Big Lottery Fund's concern has been clearly expressed in its briefing to Members. It says in its note that it recognises the political concern about the principle of additionality and goes on to make suggestions about what definition should be in the Bill. The BLF shares our concerns, which the Government have clearly not yet accepted.