§ 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. 
§ 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.