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Volume 474: debated on Tuesday 22 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether he has had recent discussions on the governance of baseball; and if he will make a statement. (199027)

My officials continue to work closely with both Sport England and UK Sport in relation to the governance and funding of baseball in the UK.

Following a recent independent audit of Baseball/Softball UK (BSUK), Sport England have confirmed that they are fully satisfied that BSUK can appropriately manage and account for public funds.

Sport England also hold quarterly reviews with BSUK to consider progress of their Whole Sport Plan.

I would like to congratulate the GB team in successfully qualifying for the 2009 IBAF World Championships.