Wednesday, 4 February 2009

Questions (93)

Mary Upton

Question:

163 Deputy Mary Upton asked the Minister for Finance the percentage of national lottery revenue that is directed towards sport; if this money is ringfenced for sports; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3749/09]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Finance)

In 2008, the total allocation provided for sports related subheads which are part-funded by the National Lottery surplus was €113.631m.

The National Lottery contribution to the funding of all subheads (including sports subheads) part-funded from the Lottery amounted to €265m or 56.8% of the allocations in those subheads in 2008. As the Lottery funds are treated as an item of general non-tax revenue, it is not possible to indicate the percentage of Lottery funding contained in any individual subhead.