Written Answers. - National Lottery Surplus Growth.

Ivor Callely

Question:

69 Mr. Callely asked the Minister for Finance the growth of the national lottery fund income since its commencement; if he will give a breakdown on a yearly basis; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8709/96]

The national lottery surplus transferred into the national lottery fund each year was as follows:

Year

Amount

(£m)

1987

41.7

1998

36.8

1989

44.5

1990

53.9

1991

77.3

1992

82.0

1993

89.2

1994

95.9

1995

100.7

In addition to the above the fund earned approximately £23.3 million interest over the period 1987 to 1995.