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Sports: North East

Volume 486: debated on Thursday 22 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much public money was spent per capita on sporting infrastructure in (a) the north-east and (b) Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland constituency in each of the last five years. (245015)

Sport England have provided the following figures, based on Exchequer data held for the last five financial years from 2003-04 to the second quarter of 2008-09:

(a) Capital Exchequer awards to the north-east

£

Financial Year

Per capita based on 2001 census

2003-04

0.33

2004-05

0.46

2005-06

0.52

2006-07

0.69

2007-08

0.76

2008-09

0.18

Total

2.94

(b) Capital Exchequer awards to Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland

£

Financial Year

Per capita based on 2001 census

2003-04

0.86

2004-05

0.00

2005-06

0.00

2006-07

0.28

2007-08

0.00

2008-09

0.89

Total

2.03

The constituency and region will also have benefited from lottery funding for sporting infrastructure during this period.