HC Deb 22 July 1999 vol 335 c619W
Mr. Hinchliffe

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what is his latest estimate of the cost to public funds of the campaign to bring the 2006 Football World Cup to the United Kingdom. [91225]

Mr. Banks

The Football Association advise that, up to the end of 1998, they have spent £3,053,522 on the 2006 World Cup bid, of which £1,328,404 has been provided by Sport England's Lottery Sports Fund. The total budget for the 2006 campaign is some £9.4 million.