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Sportsmatch

Volume 458: debated on Thursday 15 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what level of funding will be available to Sportsmatch over the next three years. (127696)

Sport England provided £3.675 million in funding to Sportsmatch in 2006-07, and the same amount has been allocated for 2007-08.

Subsequent years’ funding, as with all other funding allocations for my Department, are subject to the outcome of the Comprehensive Spending Review 2007.

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many of the staff employed by Sportsmatch will continue to be employed under the new structure. (127697)

Under the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 Sport England and the Institute for Sports Sponsorship are consulting with the seven Sportsmatch staff members with the working assumption that those seven members of staff will transfer over to Sport England on 1 April 2007.

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will make a statement on the future of Sportsmatch. (127698)

As announced on 13 February by Sport England, the Sportsmatch scheme will be managed by Sport England from 1 April 2007. The intention is to build on its past success, with a strengthened regional focus.