HC Deb 27 July 1998 vol 317 cc58-9W
19. Mr. Levitt

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how his Department is supporting Britain's paralympic sportsmen and women. [50785]

Mr. Banks

Our Paralympic sportsmen and women who compete at the highest international levels will be able to benefit from the Lottery funded World Class Performance Programme. The programme has so far awarded grants worth a total of £3,267,253 to support 200 elite athletes with disabilities.

The United Kingdom Sports Institute will also provide first class training and support services for our elite athletes covering a range of Olympic and other non-commercial sports.