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Sport England

Volume 407: debated on Tuesday 24 June 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what factors underlay the decision to remove projects from Sport England for 2003–04; and if she will make a statement. [121306]

Sport England's review of its operations, business objectives and Lottery funded programmes is being carried out as part of its modernisation and restructuring programme that we have asked it to undertake. Sport England's Council is convinced that the review of Lottery projects is in the best long term interests of sport in this country. It will enable Sport England to assess future income against its commitments to existing and future programmes and consider how funding might be best used to meet its new business strategy and objectives.