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Lottery bodies sitting on £1.9bn, claims campaigner - Tuesday April 24 2007

The image of the national lottery is being undermined because the bodies responsible for distributing money to good causes are sitting on almost £2bn, it was claimed today.

Denis Vaughan, the president of the sport and arts charity the Council for the Advancement of Arts, Recreation and Education, urged organisations such as the Arts Council and Sport England to spend the cash.

And he said that Tessa Jowell's Department for Culture, Media and Sport was responsible for making sure the money was used for the purposes intended.

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