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£4.9 billion has so far been raised for good causes by the Lottery, says the Department of Culture. In all, 26,566 awards worth £4.74 billion have been allocated in support of 38,770 projects.

The Heritage Lottery Fund has allocated £921 million to 1647 projects so far. It has paid out £239 million.

The Arts Council's lottery fund has allocated £1.039 billion to 7147 projects. It has paid out £465 million so far.

The Sports Council has allocated £669 million. It has spent £238 million.

The Millennium Commission has allocated £1.24 billion and spent £124 million.

The National Lottery Charities Board has allocated £810 million. It has paid out £300 million. Its biggest grant, £1.2 million, is to Shelter.

The number of planning permissions revoked by deputy PM John Prescott since 1 May 1997 is 0 (Hansard).

£360 million of new capital investment has been secured through the private finance inititative since 1 May 1997 (Hansard).

The MIPIM property exhibition in Cannes last month attracted a record 8300 professionals, up 22 per cent on last year.

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