Clause 17

Part of Dormant Bank and Building Society Accounts Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee at 4:00 pm on 15 October 2008.

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Photo of Mark Hoban Mark Hoban Shadow Minister (Treasury) 4:00, 15 October 2008

I shall give my hon. Friend an example of that confusion. The Big Lottery Fund recently took me on a tour of projects in my constituency. One project was to provide funding to the borough council for play opportunities, which is a good example of the potential for problems. Would the borough council have spent money from its own resources on play opportunities or was it additional? That is where the problem comes from; once one starts to fund what could be seen as a statutory or a Government priority, one starts to lose the clarity about whether the funds are additional.