HC Deb 01 June 1998 vol 313 c46W
Mr. Maude

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when the UK Sports Institute will open. [43661]

Mr. Chris Smith

The new buildings of the UK Sports Institute are expected to be open at the end of the year 2000. However, we expect to have services on-stream before then and very much hope that there will be benefits for the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.

The UK Sports Council is already talking to individual sports about how their existing programmes can be enhanced.