Lottery Funding (Distribution)

Deputy Prime Minister written question – answered on 13th February 2002.

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Photo of Mr Bill Tynan Mr Bill Tynan Labour, Hamilton South

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when she will announce the names of the 50 areas to be targeted in the effort to ensure equitable regional distribution of lottery funding; and what criteria her Department is using to determine the areas.

Photo of Richard Caborn Richard Caborn Minister of State (Sport and Tourism), Department for Culture, Media & Sport

The initiative will target deprived areas which have fared relatively badly from lottery funding. The decision on which areas the initiative will support is a matter for the Community Fund and New Opportunities Fund. The full list of areas to benefit has yet to be finalised but my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State expects to be in a position to make an announcement shortly.

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