HC Deb 20 March 1998 vol 308 c760W
Dr. Tonge

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what grants have been given to the England and Wales Cricket Board in each of the last five years from(a) the Sports Council, (b) the National Lottery and (c) other public funds. [35329]

Mr. Banks

[holding answer 19 March 1998]: The information requested is as follows:

(a) the England and Wales Cricket Board was established in 1997 and was awarded £212,750 exchequer funding in that year by the English Sports Council, which included funding for the development of cricket for women and young people.

In previous years, the then GB Sports Council made exchequer awards to the Cricket Council for similar purposes, as follows:

Year £
1996 216,700
1995 150,000
1994 150,000
1993 130,000

(b) neither the ECB, nor the Cricket Council, has received an award from the Lottery Sports Fund; and

(c) the ECB has received 2 awards from Sportsmatch, totalling £65,000.