Details of national lottery allocations and actual expenditure are set out, respectively, in an appendix to the Estimates volume and in the annual Appropriation Accounts. Copies of these are available in the Oireachtas Library. The 1995 Appropriation Accounts will be published in the autumn. National lottery allocations are decided by the Government in the context of the annual Estimates process, so the allocations and expenditure are shown under the Votes of the relevant spending Ministers under specific subheads.
To try to assemble all this information on a geographic basis would be an enormous task. It should also be remembered that much assistance from the lottery surplus is given on a national basis — for example to a national organisation — so geographic breakdown is hardly relevant. It can, however, be said, given the wide variety of lottery schemes operated by a number of Ministers, that all areas of the country benefit significantly.
There would be similar difficulties in giving a definitive breakdown of the amount for voluntary services. The arrangements for the disbursement of national lottery funding are kept under continuous review.