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Campaign to define divide between Lottery and government spending - Thursday 16 March 2006

The need to draw a line between government spending and the distribution of National Lottery funds has been emphasised by a campaign to amend the National Lottery Bill, currently passing through Parliament.

The NCVO and the National Campaign for the Arts (NCA) backed an amendment to the Bill, tabled by the Liberal Democrat peer Lord Clement-Jones during the House of Lords’ debate on 13 March, to ensure bodies distributing Lottery funds report on how they have maintained independence from government, thus making certain that Lottery money is additional to, not a replacement for, government spending. Another day of debate in the House of Lords Committee has been scheduled for Tuesday 21 March to continue the process of working through the proposed amendments.

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