§ Mr. Sutcliffe
To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage what is the current amount of interest earned by Camelot in relation to the prize shortfall mechanism as set out in section 5 of the licence; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Sproat
[holding answer 10 March 1997]: These are operational matter for Camelot Group plc. I have, therefore, asked the director general of the national lottery, who is responsible for regulating the operation of the lottery, to write to the hon. Members, placing copies of his response in the Libraries of the House.