§ Mr. Harry Greenway
To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage what support his Department is giving to English cricket at national, local and school levels; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Dorrell
The Government are keen to encourage young people to participate in sport, including cricket. In 1994–95, the Sports Council, which is funded by the Department of National Heritage, gave grants of £187,500 to the Cricket Council, £37,500 to the Women's Cricket Association and £13,334 to the English Schools Cricket Association. Cricket projects are also eligible for funding from the sportsmatch scheme and for national lottery funding from the Sports Council.