HC Deb 30 June 1999 vol 334 c201W
Mr. Nigel Jones

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many applications have been received to finance retention of private sports grounds with funds from the Sportsmatch programme; and if he will list them. [88745]

Mr. Banks

Sportsmatch, which is administered by the Institute of Sports Sponsorship, launched the Company Sports Facilities Initiative pilot scheme last year to encourage companies with sports facilities to open them to wider use by local communities and sports clubs. Discussions are in hand with potential company sponsors, but no applications have been received to date. The retention of private sports facilities is not eligible for Sportsmatch funding.