HC Deb 27 July 1988 vol 138 cc242-3W
Mr. Andrew Welsh

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will indicate total value of grants made by his Department to chess associations in England and Wales in each of the last five years; and what he expects it to be in current financial year.

Mr. Jackson

The Department of Education and Science pays grant to the British Chess Federation to assist with its administrative costs and with expenditure incurred in participating in international competitions. The total grants made in the last five financial years are as follows:

1983–84 31,123
1984–85 27,256
1985–86 31,492
1986–87 35,273
1987–88 36,349

The grant allocation for the current financial year is £37,300.

My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Wales is responsible for chess associations in Wales.