HC Deb 14 March 2001 vol 364 c651W
Mr. Greenway

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what guarantees he has been given by Sport England about the funding of(a) Manchester 2002 and (b) the proposed new athletics facility at Picketts Lock. [152515]

Mr. Chris Smith

[holding answer 6 March 2001]: Sport England has made awards from the sports lottery fund totalling £131 million towards the capital costs of venues for Manchester 2002 Commonwealth Games.

In relation to the Lee Valley Stadium, we have established the principle with Sport England that, subject to the details being worked out and a viable application coming forward, the £20 million coming back from the Football Association and up to £40 million which will not now be required for the conversion of Wembley for athletics will he available to fund world-class athletics.

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