§ Mr. Salmond
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what financial and other 203W resources the Government have provided for the establishment of football supporters trusts in England; to whom the Government provided such resources; and on what dates. 
§ Kate Hoey
[holding answer 5 March 2001]: Supporters Direct was established last year to offer advice to those wishing to form supporters trusts. Supporters Direct receives no funding from the Government. The Football Foundation has allocated funding of £250,000 to Supporters Direct for 2000–01, and funding arrangements for 2001–02 and subsequent years are under discussion.