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Volume 447: debated on Monday 12 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what her policy is on promoting the sport of croquet; and if she will make a statement. (75753)

Croquet is a sport recognised by Sport England, the Government’s lead body on promoting grassroots sport, but it is not a priority or development sport that can seek direct funding through a “Whole Sport” plan. However, individual croquet clubs are eligible to apply for funding from Sport England’s lottery community programmes, although no funding has been awarded since 1998.

Croquet continues to be promoted through its national governing body, the Croquet Association.