HC Deb 15 December 1997 vol 303 c24W
Mr. Gorrie

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what proposals have been put to him for athletics facilities at the planned new Wembley Stadium; and at what costs. [19762]

Mr. Banks

These are matters for the English Sports Council. I understand the athletics facilities at the new English National Stadium will meet the criteria of the International Amateur Athletics Federation for a world class facility capable of staging major world athletic events. The English Sports Council has agreed a provisional Lottery award of £120 million to the English National Stadium Trust, towards total estimated project costs of £240 million.