§ Mr. Pendry
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what was the total grant-in-aid made available by the United Kingdom Sports Council to governing bodies of sport for the financial years 1996–97 and 1997–98; and what it is projected to be for the next three financial years. 
§ Mr. Banks
The information requested is set out in the table. Projections have not yet been made for 1999–2000 and 2000–2001.
Year £000 1996–97 11,616 1997–98 25,481 1998–99 35,203 1The United Kingdom Sports Council became fully operational in 1 January 1997. The figure, therefore, covers the period 1 January 1997–31 March 1997. 2Forecast outturn. 3Budget figure.