§ Mr. Spearing
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will state the sum allocated by the London Docklands development corporation for its sponsorship of the Sports Scholarship Foundation for sports scholarships in the United States of America; the sum it is likely to expend in its trial event to be held in Florida in July next; the residential and other qualifications it expects of those it intends to sponsor at the trial event and the particulars of the persons there present who will make the selection for scholarship awards, together with details of any charges met in cash or kind for the trial event or the scholarships from individuals or bodies other than the corporation.
§ Mr. Key
[holding answer 13 March 1992]: The corporation has made provision for expenditure of £3,000 for the sponsorship of local young people attending the scholarship trials in Florida this year. From those urban development association residents selected by LDDC as suitable to attend the trial, a number who would otherwise be unable to take part will receive financial assistance.
The Sports Scholarship Foundation—an independent body—is entirely responsible for the running and organisation of the sports trial event. Assessment of an individual's sporting ability and the related costs are matters for the foundation.
§ Mr. Heseltine
[holding answer 12 March 1992]: Expenditure by the London Docklands development corporation on administration, research and planning, at current prices, is as follows:
£ million (rounded) Year Amount 1981–82 4 1982–83 10 1983–84 10 1984–85 12 1985–86 12 1986–87 12 1987–88 12 1988–89 14 1989–90 17
Year Amount 1990–91 18 11991–92 16 1 Estimated.
It is not possible to separate the amount specific to each item.