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Sports: Finance

Volume 467: debated on Tuesday 13 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much funding his Department has allocated to sport in each of the last 10 years. (162752)

The following table shows how much the Department for Culture, Media and Sport has allocated to Sport in each of the last 10 years, including planned figures for 2007-08.

£ million

1997-98

50.1

1998-99

49.4

1999-2000

51.9

2000-01

52.6

2001-02

68.8

2002-03

112.1

2003-04

97.5

2004-05

146.2

2005-06

150.0

2006-07

183.2

2007-08

186.4

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what progress has been made in raising £100 million from the private sector for elite sport announced in the 2006 Budget and referred to in the answer of 9 July 2007, Official Report, columns 1293-94W, on sports: finance; and if he will make a statement. (163720)

Following discussions with UK Sport, LOCOG and other stakeholders, my Department is tendering for a specialist consultancy to lead this work on our behalf.

The deadline for companies to submit a tender is 7 December, and we expect to appoint the company soon after that date.