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Olympic Games

Culture Media and Sport written question – answered on 6th June 2007.

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Photo of Norman Baker Norman Baker Liberal Democrat, Lewes

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment she has made of the effect of the diversion of lottery funds for the Olympics on other potential beneficiaries of lottery funds.

Photo of Tessa Jowell Tessa Jowell The Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

The overall lottery contribution to the London 2012 Olympic games will be £2.175 billion. We appreciate that there will be a particular impact between 2009 and 2012 but there is currently projected to be over 4 billion in new lottery money available for non-Olympic good causes during that period.

There is no need for existing commitments made by distributors to be affected. My Department has agreed with the Big Lottery Fund that resources for the voluntary and community sector will be protected.

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