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Ministers lose ground on National Lottery Bill - Wednesday 03 May 2006

The Government has been dealt a blow over the National Lottery Bill after Peers voted to remove its powers over the Big Lottery Fund.

Ministers will no longer be able “prescribe” how the Big Lottery Fund - which receives 50% of Lottery money - allocates grants to charitable, educational, health and environmental causes.

The Lords voted 118-116 in favour of an amendment, tabled by Conservative and Lib Dem peers, that was designed to remove any government say over how lottery money is spent.

Read the full article here: http://www.thirdsector.co.uk/Channels/Fundraising/Article/610572/bMinisters-lose-ground-National-Lottery-Bill/