Clause 14 - Functions

Part of National Lottery Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 6:45 pm on 25th October 2005.

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Photo of Richard Caborn Richard Caborn Minister of State (Sport), Department for Culture, Media & Sport 6:45 pm, 25th October 2005

That would be a judgment for the BLF. Again, this is not something that the Government necessarily want. The BLF has come to us to say that there are opportunities here. If it wanted to add to public funding and it believed that would add value, that would be permissible too. But it is a decision for the BLF, not the Government. Given the assurances   that I have offered, the amendment should be withdrawn, and the BLF should be allowed to continue adding value to its work.