HC Deb 09 February 1998 vol 306 c34W
Mr. Jim Murphy

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will make a statement on the cost to public funds of the governing bodies for sport. [27127]

Mr. Tom Clarke

In 1997–98, the UK Sports Council and English Sports Council will provide Exchequer grants totalling almost £11.2 million directly to governing bodies of sport to help them develop strategies and a range of activities which support the Councils' objectives.

A number of governing bodies are also eligible to apply for funding from the Lottery Sports Fund. To date, almost £23 million has been awarded to governing bodies under the English Sports Council's 'World Class Performance' Programme.