HC Deb 06 March 2001 vol 364 cc205-6W
Mr. Greenway

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what funding guarantees his Department has given to the organisers of (a) Manchester 2002 and (b) the World Athletics Championships in 2005. [152519]

Kate Hoey

The Government have not given any funding guarantees to the organisers of the 2002 Commonwealth Games or the 2005 IAAF World Athletics Championships. However, the Government are providing £10.5 million towards the costs of the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2002 Commonwealth Games.