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Sport: Elite Squads

Volume 687: debated on Tuesday 5 December 2006

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What is the level of financial support received by each of the 35 Olympic governing bodies to assist with their development and elite squad preparation during the last quarter of 2006. [HL303]

UK Sport, the Government’s lead agency for elite sport, currently invests in 29 of the 35 Olympic governing bodies of sport. Awards are made annually on the basis of investment in the governing bodies’ World Class Performance Pathway. The total level of financial support received includes programme funding direct to the NGB, a budget for athlete personal awards, usually paid directly to the athlete by UK Sport, plus an allocation from TASS funding and for EIS service provision. A quarter payment would usually be a quarter of that total annual award; however, the actual amount received is variable, as it is subject to each sport’s agreed drawdown requirement based on cash flow.

For 15 of the Olympic summer sports receiving new or additional funding for London 2012, funding is also subject to their progress against a number of agreed performance and governance triggers. These triggers, in two distinct stages, were announced by UK Sport in April 2006 as a means to ensure that the governing bodies were “fit for purpose” in relation to their receiving public funds.

For Q3, the final quarter of 2006, each sport will have been assessed against the funding triggers and the funding received based on their being in one of the following four categories:

Category 1

GB governance and performance management structure in place; all stage 1 and 2 performance and governance triggers met. In full receipt of Q1, Q2 and Q3 funding.

Category 2

GB governance and performance management structure in place; Q1 and Q2 funding released in full. Q3 funding initially limited to up to 75 per cent as not all stage 2 performance and governance triggers met.

Category 3

GB governance and performance management structure in place; Q1 funding available or released in full. Q2 and Q3 funding available at up to 50 per cent (depending on cash-flow need) while sports progress towards stage 1 funding triggers.

Category 4

GB governance and/or performance management structure not yet in place or additional 2012 award not yet issued, as awaiting implementation of existing award conditions.

If a sport has had its payment reduced in October this year and subsequently meets its requirements between October and the end of December, the withheld proportion of the Q3 quarterly payment will be released.

A list of all UK Sport funded governing bodies, outlining the total pathway award, the estimated quarterly payment and the status against funding trigger category, follows.

Total Pathway 2006-07

Average Qtr*

Triggers

1

Aquatics—Swimming

£5,403,000.00

£1,350,750.00

100%

2

Aquatics—Diving

£1,484,000.00

£371,000.00

100%

3

Aquatics—Synchro

£523,000.00

£130,750.00

50%

4

Aquatics—Water Polo

£622,000.00

£155,500.00

100%

5

Archery

£767,000.00

£191,750.00

75%

6

Athletics

£6,593,000.00

£1,648,250.00

100%

7

Badminton

£2,250,000.00

£562,500.00

50%

8

Baseball

n/a

n/a

n/a

9

Basketball

£776,000.00

£194,000.00

0%

10

Boxing

£1,508,000.00

£377,000.00

0%

11

Canoeing/Flat Water

£3,491,000.00

£872,750.00

100%

12

Canoeing/Slalom

13

Cycling

£5,660,000.00

£1,415,000.00

100%

14

Equestrian—Dressage

15

Equestrian—Eventing

16

Equestrian—Show Jumping

£3,112,000.00

£778,000.00

100%

17

Fencing

£880,000.00

£220,000.00

75%

18

Football

n/a

n/a

n/a

19

Gymnastics—Artistic

20

Gymnastics—Rhythmic

21

Gymnastics—Trampolining

£2,347,000.00

£586,750.00

75%

22

Handball

£580,000.00

£145,000.00

75%

23

Hockey

£2,774,000.00

£693,500.00

75%

24

Judo

£1,774,000.00

£443,500.00

100%

25

Modern Pentathlon

£1,507,000.00

£376,750.00

100%

26

Rowing

£6,487,000.00

£1,621,750.00

100%

27

Sailing

£5,563,000.00

£1,390,750.00

100%

28

Softball

£170,000.00

£42,500.00

n/a

29

Table Tennis

£718,000.00

£179,500.00

75%

30

Taekwondo

£739,000.00

£184,750.00

100%

31

Target Shooting

£1,559,000.00

£389,750.00

0%

32

Tennis

n/a

n/a

n/a

33

Triathlon

£1,261,000.00

£315,250.00

100%

34

Volleyball

35

Volleyball—Beach

£792,000.00

£198,000.00

75%

36

Weightlifting

£462,000.00

£115,500.00

50%

37

Wrestling—Freestyle

38

Wrestling—Greco-Roman

£644,000.00

£161,000.00

75%

39

Biathlon

n/a

n/a

n/a

40

Bobsleigh

£131,428

£32,857.00

41

Skeleton

£432,360

£108,090.00

42

Curling

£116,928

£29,232.00

43

Ice Hockey

n/a

n/a

n/a

44

Luge

n/a

n/a

n/a

45

Skating

£335,400

£83,850.00

46

Skiing

£246,430

£61,607.50

47

Snowboarding

£63,942

£15,985.50

*subject to cash-flow need

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What is the level of financial support budgeted to be sent to each of the 35 Olympic governing bodies to assist with their development and elite squad preparation during the last quarter of 2006. [HL304]

UK Sport, the Government’s lead agency for elite sport, currently invests in 29 of the 35 Olympic governing bodies of sport. Awards are made annually on the basis of investment in the governing bodies’ World Class Performance Pathway. The total level of financial support budgeted includes programme funding direct to the NGB, a budget for athlete personal awards, usually paid direct to the athlete by UK Sport, plus an allocation from TASS funding and for EIS service provision. The budget is therefore a quarter of that total annual award.

A list of all UK Sport funded governing bodies, outlining the annual budgeted total pathway award and budgeted quarterly payment, follows.

Total Pathway 2006-07

Average Qtr*

1

Aquatics—Swimming

£5,403,000.00

£1,350,750.00

2

Aquatics—Diving

£1,484,000.00

£371,000.00

3

Aquatics—Synchro

£523,000.00

£130,750.00

4

Aquatics—Water Polo

£622,000.00

£155,500.00

5

Archery

£767,000.00

£191,750.00

6

Athletics

£6,593,000.00

£1,648,250.00

7

Badminton

£2,250,000.00

£562,500.00

8

Baseball

n/a

n/a

9

Basketball

£776,000.00

£194,000.00

10

Boxing

£1,508,000.00

£377,000.00

11

Canoeing/Flat Water

12

Canoeing/Slalom

£3,491,000.00

£872,750.00

13

Cycling

£5,660,000.00

£1,415,000.00

14

Equestrian—Dressage

15

Equestrian—Eventing

16

Equestrian—Show Jumping

£3,112,000.00

£778,000.00

17

Fencing

£880,000.00

£220,000.00

18

Football

n/a

n/a

19

Gymnastics—Artistic

20

Gymnastics—Rythmic

21

Gymnastics—Trampolining

£2,347,000.00

£586,750.00

22

Handball

£580,000.00

£145,000.00

23

Hockey

£2,774,000.00

£693,500.00

24

Judo

£1,774,000.00

£443,500.00

25

Modern Pentathlon

£1,507,000.00

£376,750.00

26

Rowing

£6,487,000.00

£1,621,750.00

27

Sailing

£5,563,000.00

£1,390,750.00

28

Softball

£170,000.00

£42,500.00

29

Table Tennis

£718,000.00

£179,500.00

30

Taekwondo

£739,000.00

£184,750.00

31

Target Shooting

£1,559,000.00

£389,750.00

32

Tennis

n/a

n/a

33

Triathlon

£1,261,000.00

£315,250.00

34

Volleyball

35

Volleyball—Beach

£792,000.00

£198,000.00

36

Weightlifting

£462,000.00

£115,500.00

37

Wrestling—Freestyle

38

Wrestling—Greco-Roman

£644,000.00

£161,000.00

39

Biathlon

n/a

n/a

40

Bobsleigh

£131,428

£32,857.00

41

Skeleton

£432,360

£108,090.00

42

Curling

£116,928

£29,232.00

43

Ice Hockey

n/a

n/a

44

Luge

n/a

n/a

45

Skating

£335,400

£83,850.00

46

Skiing

£246,430

£61,607.50

47

Snowboarding

£63,942

£15,985.50

* actual payment subject to cash-flow need and performance against funding triggers

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many recipients in each Olympic sport received World Class Pathway Programme support in 2004, 2005 and 2006; how much the individual recipients received; and whether their funding is guaranteed for eight years. [HL305]

The information in the table details how many recipients in each Olympic sport received World Class Performance Pathway support in 2004-05, 2005-06 and 2006-07 (accurate to November 2006) via UK Sport, the Government’s lead agency for elite sport. The figures are based on athletes on UK Sport’s World Class Performance Pathway programme in 2004-05 and 2005-06 and its World Class Podium programme in 2006-07. Each recipient would have received an average of £45,000 programme support from their governing body plus a separate athlete personal award, usually paid directly to the athlete by UK Sport. The average payment made across each Olympic sport is in the table.

Funding per sport is guaranteed for each four- year Olympic cycle; therefore, programme funding is in place for each Olympic sport until March 2009 (the end of the Beijing cycle). The funding of each individual athlete in each sport is subject to a performance review at least annually, held by the performance director.

2004-05

Total £

Total No. of Athletes Received Funding

Avg APA

Archery

£23,628.00

3

£11,095.00

Athletics

£724,908.00

72

£12,601.00

Badminton

0

0

0

Bobsleigh

0

0

0

Boxing

0

0

0

Canoeing

£273,051.00

30

£13,729.00

Curling

0

0

0

Cycling

£405,081.00

30

£14,937.00

Diving

£123,496.00

10

£13,062.00

Equestrian

£88,890.00

14

£6,772.00

Fencing

0

0

0

Gymnastics—Artistic

£35,744.00

8

£5,398.00

Judo

£136,540.00

20

£9,255.00

Men's Artistic

£17,663.00

4

£7,362.00

Modern Pentathlon

£109,835.00

11

£10,939.00

Rhythmic Gymnastics

£6,879.00

2

£6,708.00

Rowing

£766,699.00

58

£15,105.00

Sailing

£406,501.00

43

£11,798.00

Skeleton

£25,290.00

2

£16,860.00

Skiing

£13,146.00

3

£8,916.00

Snowboarding

£14,097.00

2

£7,434.00

Speed Skating

£41,798.00

4

£9,840.00

Swimming

£517,984.00

52

£10,728.00

Taekwondo

£56,496.00

6

£9,345.00

Target Shooting

£97,229.00

11

£10,892.00

Trampolining

£44,955.00

7

£7,284.00

Triathlon

£235,759.00

17

£15,305.00

Weightlifting

£5,700.00

1

£5,700.00

Wrestling

0

0

0

2005-06

Total £

Total No. of Athletes Received Funding

Avg APA

Archery

£39,036.00

5

£7,752.00

Athletics

£591,380.00

56

£15,370.00

Badminton

0

0

0

Bobsleigh

£22,164.00

2

£11,376.00

Boxing

0

0

Canoeing

£283,098.00

24

£14,635.00

Curling

0

0

0

Cycling

£457,858.00

32

£15,836.00

Diving

£129,370.00

17

£11,697.00

Equestrian

£101,067.00

17

£8,135.00

Fencing

£17,362.00

4

£8,892.00

Gymnastics—Artistic

£12,964.00

2

£13,266.00

Judo

£95,452.00

11

£11,956.00

Men's Artistic

0

0

0

Modern Pentathlon

£127,913.00

12

£12,502.00

Rhythmic Gymnastics

0

0

0

Rowing

£629,131.00

54

£15,363.00

Sailing

£510,017.00

42

£13,897.00

Skeleton

£29,748.00

2

£16,411.00

Skiing

£21,273.00

3

£8,464.00

Snowboarding

£14,139.00

2

£6,948.00

Speed Skating

£68,350.00

8

£9,151.00

Swimming

£191,683.00

28

£9,141.00

Taekwondo

£49,648.00

6

£15,278.00

Target Shooting

£77,820.00

7

£11,700.00

Trampolining

£31,448.00

7

£6,997.00

Triathlon

£182,337.00

13

£13,493.00

Weightlifting

£5,700.00

1

£5,700.00

Wrestling

£14,376.00

2

£13,572.00

2006-07

Total £

Total No. of Athletes Received Funding

Avg APA

Archery

£34,751.00

6

£14,160

Athletics

£282,220.00

41

£16,796

Badminton

£82,116.00

18

£11,782

Bobsleigh

£9,970.00

2

£11,964

Boxing

£79,765.00

18

£10,924

Canoeing

£133,110.00

20

£14,529

Curling

£5,984.00

2

£17,948

Cycling

£229,377.00

33

£17,203

Diving

£73,768.00

13

£12,777

Equestrian

£67,720.00

14

£11,234

Fencing

£19,940.00

4

£11,966

Gymnastics—Artistic

£18,313.00

2

£15,308

Judo

£50,066.00

9

£12,937

Men's Artistic

0

0

0

Modern Pentathlon

£47,856.00

9

£11,965

Rhythmic Gymnastics

0

0

0

Rowing

£318,345.00

45

£15,659

Sailing

£277,181.00

39

£17,660

Skeleton

£29,915.00

4

£17,947

Skiing

£14,955.00

3

£11,964

Snowboarding

£7,976.00

2

£11,964

Speed Skating

£33,938.00

7

£11,592

Swimming

£158,799.00

30

£12,545

Taekwondo

£28,417.00

4

£15,554

Target Shooting

£28,417.00

6

£13,161

Trampolining

£19,940.00

4

£11,964

Triathlon

£43,818.00

7

£14,529

Weightlifting

£7,479.00

1

£17,948

Wrestling

£12,465.00

2

£17,948

Total £: total amount of direct investment in APAs (excluding education awards)

No. of athletes: represents the total number of individual podium athletes who received a payment from UK Sport in given year

Avg APA: based on commitments made in given year

2006-07: figures are subject to change as sports complete their athlete reviews for the year.