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Whole Sport Plan

Volume 447: debated on Monday 12 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much money has been allocated to the Whole Sport Plan; how much has been spent; and whether any money from within that budget is allocated to (a) the 2012 Olympics and (b) related purposes. (73619)

Sport England’s total Whole Sport Plan budget, which covers the four years 2005-09, is £165.7 million. This is split between 34 priority and development sports. A proportion of the budget is also currently used to fund a further 12 sports, albeit at lower levels than priority and development sports. This element of funding is currently under review.

Of the above, £158.5 million has been committed1 so far.

There is no amount within the budget allocated specifically to 2012 Olympics or related purposes. However, Whole Sport Plan investment is a key part of Sport England’s overall drive to strengthen grassroots and community sport as part of achieving a lasting 2012 legacy.

1 Figures expressed as “committed” rather than “spent” are more stable and provide a truer expression of the amount of budget still available to be allocated.