Letter to the Chairman of the Committee
from Mr Bryan Russell
I am one of the millions of people who play
the lottery on a weekly basis.
A share of the profits goes to charities we
don't object to that! It is things like The Churchill Papers (whome
we don't have the copy write for "though" paying £12
million for them. Also Royal Opera House (only London benefits)
(so we subsidise the rich).
Now! The Football Association! With £120
million going for the new stadium yet to be built. The FA who
encourage paying footballers obscene amounts of money should not
have lottery money.
Can we be assured that now we are not having
a National Stadium that the £120 million pounds the FA and
development company have received will be refunded to the lottery
fund and a more deserving charity be the recipient.
Such as sports grounds in small communities
for "all sports" in small towns and villages.
Also the interest on £120 million must
be accruing a massive amount of interest as it is lying deadas
far as I know the stadium is no where near the development stage.
Who is getting the interest and when can we
expect the £120 million back plus interest to devote to a
far more deserving charity to be donated yet.
Does your committee have any teeth?
Yours in disgust, at the way lottery funds are
managed and distributed.
22 May 2002