HC Deb 01 February 1995 vol 253 c677W
Mr. Harry Greenway

To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage what assistance his Department has given towards the development of coaching of(a) cricket and (b) rugby football in each of the last three years; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Dorrell

[holding answer 30 January 1995]: Total Sports Council funding for these sports, which includes support for the development of coaching, is as follows:

1992–93 £ 1993–94 £
Cricket 802,114 587,732
Rugby Union 118,320 219,196
Rugby League 322,110 197,654

A total figure is not available for 1991–92. The council also gives an annual grant to the National Coaching Foundation—£1.064 million in 1992–93, £1.494 million in 1993–94 and £1.420 million in 1994–95—which contributes to the development of coaching in these and other sports. In addition, Sportsmatch has provided total awards to cricket, rugby league and rugby union projects which include coaching or training as follows:

1992–93 £ 1993–94 £ 1994–95 £
Cricket 3,000 248,192 199,000
Rugby League 40,000 118,650 138,042
Rugby Union 12,000 352,412 415,144