HC Deb 13 January 1998 vol 304 cc166-7W
Mr. Grogan

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much Government and lottery money was allocated to cricket through(a) the Sports Council and (b) other mechanisms in each of the last five years. [22255]

Mr. Banks

I have been advised by the English Sports Council and Sportsmatch that the sums are as follows:

1993–94 1994–95 1995–96 1996–97 1997–98 (to date) Totals
(a) GB/English Sports Council1
Grant-In-Aid 169,344 200,000 220,000 375,000 2241,700 1,036,700
Lottery Sports Fund 6,738,380 22,597,283 318,500,222 47,835,885
(b) Other mechanisms
Sportsmatch4 248,192 274,300 385,498 325,901 126,405 1,360,296
Totals 417,536 474,300 7,343,878 23,298,184 18,868,327 50,402,225
1 The English Sports Council was established on 1 January 1997.
2 The 1997–98 Grant-In-Aid figure is provisional and awaiting approval.
3 The 1997–98 Lottery Sports Fund figure includes a World Class Performance grant of £157,379 for women's cricket.
4 Sportsmatch awards are matched by similar amounts from business sponsors.

Kate Hoey

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much money has been received from the National Lottery for sports funding since November 1994. [21393]

Mr. Banks

From November 1994 to December 1997, the Sports Councils for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have received in total £950.3 million of Lottery money to fund sports projects of which £768.8 million has already been awarded. In addition the Millennium Commission has made two awards to sports related projects totalling £69 million.

Information on Lottery awards is now available on the Department's website www.lottery.culture.gov.uk.