§ Mr. Peter Ainsworth
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the value is of public funds(a) spent and (b) committed, to date, on the proposal to build an athletics stadium at Picketts Lock. 
§ Mr. Chris Smith
No Exchequer funding has been committed to the development of the National Athletics Stadium at Picketts Lock. The English Sports Council have so far far made a grant of £240,000 from the Sports Lottery Fund towards initial feasibility studies. On 6 November, the English Sports Council agreed to provide a further grant of £1.3 million towards the costs of design, site investigation, and cost planning.