'Rule out lottery raid' charities ask

Three key voluntary sector bodies have renewed their calls for the Government to rule out further lottery raids if more funding is needed for the 2012 Olympics.

NCVO, Heritage Link and the Voluntary Arts Network have so far failed to get an assurance from Olympics minister Tessa Jowell, despite several meetings.

However, they have continued to reiterate their message ahead of today’s House of Commons debate at which Labour will officially request to transfer £675m of lottery funds to the London 2012 Olympics. Both houses of parliament must agree before the transfer can take place.

The issue was originally scheduled to be heard in a committee but was subsequently moved to allow a fuller discussion of the issue.

A debate in the House of Lords will follow on 30 January.

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