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Ladies' Hockey

Volume 401: debated on Thursday 20 March 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much money has been allocated to ladies' hockey in Northern Ireland from (a) lottery funding and (b) Exchequer funding in (i) 2000–01, (ii) 2001–02, (iii) 2002–03 and (iv) 2003–04; and how much money in total has been allocated to the women in receipt of funding for help in preparation for the 2004 Olympic Games. [103707]

The total amount of money allocated to ladies' hockey in Northern Ireland from (a) lottery funding and (b) Exchequer funding in the years listed is as follows:

£
Funding2000–012001–022002–032003–04
Lottery08,85024,400Not available
Exchequer22,00022,00026,000Not available
Note:The lottery figures take into account awards made from the Talented Athlete, Talented Athlete Next Generation and Talented Junior programmes.No additional funding is available or has been allocated to ladies' hockey beyond those listed above. Furthermore any funding awarded is to assist ladies' hockey prepare for major competitions in general rather than for specific competitions such as the 2004 Olympic Games.