§ 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:332W
£ 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.