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Sports: Drugs

Volume 467: debated on Tuesday 13 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much funding the Government have allocated for prevention of doping in sport in each of the last 10 years. (162750)

The following table shows UK Sport’s, the UK’s national anti-doping organisation and lead agency for elite sport, allocation of funding for the prevention of doping in sport in each of the last 10 years.

£ million

1998-99

0.67

1999-2000

10.62

2000-01

10.61

2001-02

10.89

2002-03

1.16

2003-04

1.40

2004-05

1.77

2005-06

3.12

2006-07

3.01

2007-08

3.27

1 These entries show budget figures, as records for actual spend are not available. The figure for 2007-08 is a forecast.

Since 2002, Government have paid an annual contribution to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) for its work in the prevention of doping in sport. The following table sets out these contributions, which are paid in December each year. The figure for 2007 is a forecast.

Amount (£)

2002

308,788

2003

339,977

2004

329,056

2005

373,902

2006

337,081

2007

357,758