HC Deb 28 February 2000 vol 345 c92W
27. Mr. Edwards

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when funds will be made available from the lottery for safety improvements at(a) rugby league, (b) rugby union and (c) cricket grounds. [110624]

Kate Hoey

A new funding package for safety improvements at rugby league, rugby union, cricket and non-league football grounds was announced on 12 April 1999. That package is worth £7.5 million over three years, and the administrative arrangements for its distribution have recently been finalised. A new committee of Sport England's Lottery Panel will shortly take over the work of the Sports Ground Initiative in channelling public funding for safety improvements in these sports.