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Sports: Private Sector

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 11 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) how many organisations have subscribed to his Department's Medal Hopes scheme; and how many are in negotiation to subscribe; (254377)

(2) how much funding for elite sport has been raised by the Medal Hopes scheme to date; and how much he expects to be raised in each of the next three years;

(3) how much funding for elite sport has been raised by the Medal Hopes scheme to date; and how much he expects to be raised by the scheme in each of the next three years.

Negotiations are ongoing with various potential private sector partners and to release further information regarding these negotiations at this time would prejudice commercial interests. However I will make an announcement in due course.