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Sports Funding

Volume 405: debated on Tuesday 20 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether an individual hockey player in Northern Ireland is eligible for funding to compete for a British team at the Olympics. [113862]

If a hockey player in Northern Ireland meets the eligibility criteria to be selected to compete for a British Team in the Olympics he/she would be eligible to apply for funding.

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether the Northern Ireland Sports Council recognises the British Cycling Federation. [114157]

The Sports Council for Northern Ireland (SCNI) is aware that the British Cycling Federation is the recognised body for cycling in GB. The SCNI does not recognise the British Cycling Federation but rather recognises Cycling Ulster as the governing body for cycling within Northern Ireland.