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12(1)The Big Lottery Fund has power to solicit applications from other bodies or persons for dormant account money.E+W+S+N.I.
(2)In determining whether a decision of the Fund concerning its distribution of dormant account money was unlawful, it is immaterial whether or not the Fund, or any person acting on its behalf, solicited an application from a body or person for such money.
13In determining how to distribute dormant account money the Big Lottery Fund may—E+W+S+N.I.
(a)consult any person;
(b)take account of opinions expressed to it or information submitted to it.
14(1)The Big Lottery Fund may make or participate in arrangements for—E+W+S+N.I.
(a)publishing information relating to the effect of a provision of this Act;
(b)publishing information relating to the distribution of dormant account money or the expenditure of dormant account money that has been distributed;
(c)encouraging participation in activities relating to the distribution of dormant account money.
(2)The reference in section 25E of the National Lottery etc. Act 1993 (distribution of funds: publicity) to a body which distributes money under section 25(1) of that Act is to be read as including the Big Lottery Fund in its capacity as distributor of dormant account money.
15The Big Lottery Fund may give advice about—E+W+S+N.I.
(a)the distribution of dormant account money;
(b)inviting, making or considering applications for grants and loans out of dormant account money;
(c)the use of dormant account money that has been distributed.
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