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Rugby Union

Volume 408: debated on Thursday 3 July 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what financial support was provided to the development of rugby union in each of the last five years. [122883]

The information in respect to England is set out in the following table.

£ million
YearExchequerCapital modernisaton fund-space for sport and artsLottery awardsNew opportunities fund
1983–8427.12
1984–8528.60
1985–8630.11
1986–8737.35
1987–8837.15
1988–8938.41
1989–9041.88
1990–9144.86
1991–9247.47
1992–9350.40
1993–9454.40
£ million
YearExchequerCapital modernisaton fund-space for sport and artsLottery awardsNew opportunities fund
1994–9553.55
1995–9653.9557.00
1996–9751.89170.00
1997–9850.13294.00
1998–9949.36399.00
1999–0051.59296.88
2000–0152.570.01242.35
2001–0263.900.58336.55
2002–03112.1250.46288.5699.01

Notes:

1. The Exchequer figures up to 1991–92 cover the support for the Sports Council for Great Britain and the Football Licensing Authority;

2. The Department of Heritage was formed in April 1992 and became the Department of Culture, Media and Sport in 1998–99.

3. A Royal Charter set up the Sports Council of Great Britain in 1972. The Sports council had a remit covering British Sport as a whole but was mainly involved in English sports matters. There were separate autonomous councils for Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales funded by their respective departments.

4. The Football Licensing Authority was established under the Football Spectators Act 1989 and transferred from the Home Office during 1992–93.

£

1998–1999

1999–2000

2000–2001

2001–2002

2002–2003

Lottery funding7,385,3602,631,8043,488,4519,291,5747,550,020
Exchequer funding37,188NoneNoneNoneNone

The proportion of funding provided to youth development is not centrally recorded.