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Treasury written question – answered on 8th November 2011.

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Photo of Alasdair McDonnell Alasdair McDonnell Shadow SDLP Chief Whip, Shadow SDLP Spokesperson (Culture, Media and Sport), Shadow SDLP Spokesperson (Business, Innoviation and Skills), Shadow SDLP Spokesperson (Health)

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much funding was allocated to the devolved Administration in (a) Northern Ireland, (b) Scotland and (c) Wales under the provisions of the Dormant Bank Accounts Act 2008 in (i) 2008, (ii) 2009, (iii) 2010 and (iv) 2011.

Photo of Danny Alexander Danny Alexander The Chief Secretary to the Treasury

holding answer 1 November 2011

The first release of dormant accounts monies from the Reclaim Fund to the Big Lottery Fund was in August 2011. No funding was allocated to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland through the dormant accounts scheme before 2011.

So far £36.5 million has been released to the Big Lottery Fund. The Big Lottery Fund apportions dormant accounts in the following proportions:

England: 83.9%

Wales: 4.9%

Scotland: 8.4%

Northern Ireland: 2.8%.

This means that so far this year, approximately £3.06 million has been allocated to Scotland, £1.79 million has been allocated to Wales, and £1.02 million has been allocated to Northern Ireland.

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