National Lottery

Culture Media and Sport written question – answered on 12th February 2004.

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Photo of Sir David Amess Sir David Amess Conservative, Southend West

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many organisations in Southend, West who have applied for National Lottery funding have had their application turned down; and on what grounds these decisions were made.

Photo of Ms Estelle Morris Ms Estelle Morris Minister of State (Arts), Department for Culture, Media & Sport, Minister of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport) (Arts)

This Department has never collected comprehensive information on either the number or value of applications for Lottery grants received by the Distributing Bodies.

Decisions on Lottery grants are made at arm's length from Government and are matters for those organisations.

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