Smith launches people's lottery

July 25, 1997

National Lottery cash will be channelled into education and science, culture secretary Chris Smith said this week. Launching the white paper, The People's Lottery, he said a New Opportunities Fund for education, health and the environment would be established. Among its first projects will be training 500,000 teachers and some 10,000 librarians in information and communications technology. A National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA) will also be set up to foster talent in multimedia work and areas where the arts and science and technology meet.

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