HC Deb 15 September 2003 vol 410 cc531-2W
Dr. Cable

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what criteria Sport England Exchequer uses to allocate grant aid to national governing bodies; and if she will make a statement. [128778]

Mr. Caborn

The process for Exchequer grant allocations to National Governing Bodies of Sport from Sport England is currently under review, the outcome of which is expected towards the end of October.

To date Sport England Exchequer grants are made available to those National Governing Bodies of Sport that are recognised as leading the development of their sport in England. Sport England investment in National Governing Bodies is based on the ability of the National Governing Body to deliver increased numbers of participants in the sport, to retain involvement in the sport either as participant, coach, official or volunteer, and to achieve publicly recognised levels of success.

Mr. Moss

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the additional level of Exchequer Funds is that has been made available to support the World Class Performance Programme contained in the recommendations of the Cunningham Review for Elite Sports. [130364]

Mr. Caborn

Following the Spending Review 2002, this Department has made available to UK Sport an additional exchequer allocation of £4.7 million in 2004–05 and £4.7 million in 2005–06, to enable them to take forward some of the recommendations of the Elite Sports Funding Review.