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Cricket: Floods

Volume 464: debated on Thursday 11 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) what steps his Department has taken to help cricket clubs affected by the summer floods; (156928)

(2) pursuant to the answer of 12 September 2007, Official Report, column 2140W on cricket: floods, if he will provide an update on Sport England funding to cricket clubs affected by flooding.

Funding from the National Sports Foundation, managed on behalf of the Government by Sport England, may support flood repairs for sports facilities, taking into account all proceeds from insurance cover. To date no applications of this nature have been received. In addition, Sport England’s Yorkshire and West Midlands regions are providing advice and guidance to support sports provision provided by clubs and others affected by the floods.