§ Nick Harvey
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) if she will take steps to improve the levels of Lottery grants to(a) Barrow-in-Furness and (b) Wear Valley; 
(2) what appraisal she has made of Lottery funding levels for (a) Barrow-in-Furness and (b) Wear Valley; 
(3) if she will discuss with Lottery distributing bodies the level of grants to (a) Barrow-in-Furness and (b) Wear Valley. 
§ Mr. Caborn
According to the information supplied to us by the distributing bodies for the national lottery awards database, Lottery funding per capita made to date in the Barrow-in-Furness and Wear Valley local authority areas is £144.03 and £89.77 respectively. This compares to a median value of £91.76 per capita for UK local authorities. The Government is committed to ensuring that all areas in the UK benefit from Lottery funding and is working with distributors to achieve this.