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Sports Governing Bodies (Grants)

Volume 124: debated on Tuesday 15 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what grant changes, in percentage terms and real terms, have been made to sports governing bodies in the past 12 months; and if he will make a statement.

The Sports Council grant-aided sports governing bodies and related organisations to the tune of £8·293 million in 1986–87 and £9·045 million in 1987–88. This represents a percentage increase of 9·1 per cent. and a real increase of 4·6 per cent. between the two years. Details of the grants given to each sport are provided in the Sports Council's annual report. The report for 1986–87 will be placed in the Library shortly. More detailed and up-to-date information is available from the Sports Council.I recently announced an increase of nearly £2 million in the Sports Council's grant-in-aid for 1988–89, to a total of £38·8 million. It is for the Sports Council to decide how much of these increased resources will go to governing bodies next year.