HL Deb 07 June 2004 vol 662 c20WA
Lord Moynihan

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Which British postholders in positions of influence within international sports federations are financially supported by UK Sport; what each postholder receives; and which governing body each postholder represents. [HL3020]

Lord McIntosh of Haringey

I am arranging for a list of the names, positions and organisations of the senior post holders supported by UK Sport to be placed in the Libraries of both Houses.

The international representatives' grant aid programme (IRGAP), operated by UK Sport, was set up to assist international postholders with the travel and subsistence costs they incur while attending scheduled meetings of their international federations. Standard estimates for the costs of travel to, and subsistence within, a country are the basis of grant calculations for the grant that postholders receive. Senior postholders will receive between 75–100 per cent of the estimated costs of any particular trip as a grant, depending on the priority. A grant (G) is calculated according to the following formula: G = P [{T + D + (S x N)} - {C + K}], where travel costs are (T), the distance rate (From £0-£100) depending on which part of the UK the journey starts (D), the daily subsistence rate (S), the number of days a meeting lasts (N), cash subsidies provided by the international federation (C), accommodation or in-kind assistance provided by the host (K), the grant allocation percentage determined by UK Sport (P).

It should be noted that a significant number of international representatives do not receive grants because their international federations and/or meeting hosts subsidise all the travel and subsistence costs either in cash or in kind. In those instances, the individual is not eligible for IRGAP grants.