§ 14. Mr. Illsley
To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage what plans he has to make the national lottery more responsive to the views of ordinary people. 
§ Mr. Chris Smith
The Government's proposals to reform the national lottery are specifically designed to meet the concerns of the public over the way it has worked to date. The new good causes are ones which have overwhelming public support and our plans to seek a not-for-profit operator will help maintain the public's faith in the lottery by maximising the amount going to the good causes.
§ 15. Mr. Bernard Jenkin
To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage how much lottery money he plans to divert to health and education. 
§ 16. Ms Beverley Hughes
To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage what is the estimated amount that will be available for good causes in the current financial year from the national lottery. 
§ Mr. Fisher
Income to the good causes depends on sales levels of national lottery tickets and other factors such as the interest gained by the good cause fund. We expect that between £1.6 billion and £1.8 billion will be raised for the good causes in this financial year.
§ 19. Mr. Rammell
To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage if he will make a statement on his proposals to use funds generated from the midweek lottery to finance health and education projects. 
§ Mr. Smith
The lottery reform Bill will allow lottery funds to make a greater impact than ever before on communities all over the country. The first areas to benefit will be: IT training for teachers, to give them the skills and the materials to exploit new technologies in schools; after-school clubs, to provide homework centres and extra-curricular opportunities in the arts and culture; and healthy living centres, to establish a national network of one-stop centres promoting health and fitness.
§ 20. Mrs. Gillan
To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage when funds from the lottery will be diverted to educational projects. 
§ 24. Mr. Hanson
To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage what consultations he intends to undertake with health authorities requiring the use of lottery funds for health service expenditure. 
§ Miss Anne Begg
To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage what proposals he has to restructure the national lottery. 
§ Mr. Tom Clarke
The Bill to reform the lottery will widen access to the benefits of the lottery and introduce a more strategic and co-ordinated approach to distribution of the proceeds. We will also seek a competitive and efficient not-for-profit operator so that the maximum amount of money possible goes to the good causes.