HC Deb 25 October 1999 vol 336 c756W
Mr. Spring

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimate he has made of how much EU Agenda 2000 funding has been spent on(a) the arts and (b) sport (i) in cash terms and (ii) as a total of the Agenda 2000 money spent in England. [95196]

Janet Anderson

The European Commission has yet to approve the Single Programme Documents, the framework by which EU Structural Funds are delivered, for each of the country's nine regions. Consequently, it is too early to estimate a breakdown of EU Agenda 2000 funding on the arts. In terms of EU Structural Funds, sport is an ineligible activity.