Dáil Éireann - Volume 673 - 04 February, 2009
Written Answers. - National Lottery Funding.
Deputy Mary Upton Deputy Mary Upton
Deputy Mary Upton asked the Minister for Finance the percentage of national lottery revenue that is directed towards sport; if this money is ringfenced for sports; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3749/09]
Deputy Brian Lenihan Deputy Brian Lenihan
Deputy Brian Lenihan: In 2008, the total allocation provided for sports related subheads which are part-funded by the National Lottery surplus was €113.631m.
The National Lottery contribution to the funding of all subheads (including sports subheads) part-funded from the Lottery amounted to €265m or 56.8% of the allocations in those subheads in 2008. As the Lottery funds are treated as an item of general non-tax revenue, it is not possible to indicate the percentage of Lottery funding contained in any individual subhead.
Dáil Éireann 673 Written Answers. National Lottery Funding.