§ 11. Mr. Pearson
To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage what plans he has to ensure a fairer distribution of lottery proceeds across the regions. 
§ Mr. Chris Smith
It is clear that some areas of the country have benefited a great dal more from the lottery than others. We will be looking at the reasons for this as part of our review of lottery distribution. We will publish a White Paper containing our proposals in July.
§ 16. Ms Atherton
To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage what plans he has to change the terms of the operation of the national lottery. 
§ 21. Mr. Spring
To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage if he will make it his policy to allow the national lottery to operate overseas; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Smith
The operator of the national lottery may under the terms of its licence sell tickets in other member states of the European Community and the European Economic Area provided such sales are not prevented by the state's domestic legislation. Ticket sales outside this permitted area are not allowed under the licence. Any change to the licence would require the Director General's consent.
23. Mr. Desmond Turner
To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage what plans he has to review the terms of the lottery operator's licence. 
§ Mr. Simon Hughes
To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage if he will list the(a) grants of and (b) expenditure of lottery moneys by economic region up until 1 April 1997 (i) in total and (ii) expressed in terms of expenditure per capita in the region. 
§ Mr. Banks
[holding answer 16 June 1997]: A full list of awards is available from the Library of the House. The table sets out the summary of the total number and value of awards by region and country, including a per capita breakdown:373W
National lottery awards to 31 March 1997 Population Total number of awards Total award amount £ Amount per capita £ North-east 2,607,991 499 125,497,849 48.12 Yorkshire and Humberside 5,035,194 929 200,307,425 39.78 Eastern 5,259,958 969 142,183,266 27.03 East Midlands 4,114,069 820 120,472,373 29.28 West Midlands 5,311,676 1,121 252,515,234 47.54 South-west 4,816,084 1,143 198,923,974 41.30 South-east 7,813,949 1,282 255,618,101 32.71 Merseyside 1,441,000 313 71,045,017 49.30 Total 48,811,646 9,748 2,441,347,667 50.02 Scotland 5,120,200 1,681 366,992,062 71.68 Wales 2,906,500 1,555 180,000,285 61.93 Northern Ireland 1,632,000 941 74,058,147 45.38 Total 9,658,700 4,177 621,050,494 64.30 UK wide 58,470,346 5,580 83,182,384 1.42 Grand total 58,470,346 19,505 3,145,580,545 53.80 1Population figures are drawn from the Registrar Generals' population projection for 1994 based on the estimated resident population at mid-1991, for County Councils and the Office of Population Censuses and Surveys 1993, for Metropolitan areas. 2London figures indicates amount per capita once awards to National institutions are discounted.