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Volume 469: debated on Monday 10 December 2007

19. To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what financial and other support his Department provides to British mountaineering. (172215)

Between 2005-08, Sport England will have invested almost £635,000 of Lottery and Exchequer funding in the British Mountaineering Council, the national governing body for mountaineering.

In addition, Sport England provides over £1 million per annum towards the Plas-y-Brenin National Mountain Centre in Wales, one of its five national sports centres across the UK; and over £20,000 per annum to the British Mountaineering Council as a management fee for the operation of Harrisons Rocks in Kent.

UK Sport has also given over £145,000 in funding to British mountaineering during 2005-08 to contribute to expeditions and the Mountain Leaders Training UK.