HC Deb 27 July 1988 vol 138 cc331-2W
Mr. Andrew Welsh

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland (1) if he will make a statement regarding his Department's funding of the Scottish Chess Association;

(2) what was his Department's total grant to the Scottish Chess Association in each of the last five years; and what he expects it to be in the current financial year.

Mr. Michael Forsyth

The Scottish Chess Association has received grant as follows:

1983–84 18,500
1984–85 28,500
1985–86 38,750
1986–87 49,000
1987–88 4,730
1988–89 4,730
1 Of which £6,550 was for travel costs.
2 Of which £6,550 was for travel costs.
3 Of which £5,775 was for travel costs.
4 Of which £5,775 was for travel costs.

In the special circumstances pertaining in the current year my right hon. and learned Friend has offered the association an additional grant of up to £4,300 towards the cost of sending competitors to the World Olympiad and the World Junior Championship.