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Sport England

Volume 407: debated on Thursday 19 June 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will make a statement on her Department's annual funding allocation to Sport England for (a) 2002–03, (b) 2003–04, (c) 2004–05 and (d) 2005–06. [119951]

[holding answer 17 June 2003]: The Department of Culture, Media and Sport funding allocation to Sport England is shown in the following table:

Funding allocation to Sport England
£000
2002–03181,275
2003–04262,595
2004–05265,775
2005–06265,775
1 Final provision.
2 Plans.
The allocation in 2002–03 includes £28 million funding to support the Manchester Commonwealth Games.

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the (a) actual and (b) projected Sport England staff numbers are for (i) 2002–03, (ii) 2003–04 and (iii) 2004–05. [119958]

[holding answer 17 June 2003]: Sport England's actual and projected staff numbers are:

  • 1 April 2002—498 (actual)
  • 1 April 2003—418 (actual)
  • 1 April 2004—240 (projected).