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Scottish Chess Association

Volume 138: debated on Wednesday 27 July 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland (1) if he will make a statement regarding his Department's funding of the Scottish Chess Association;(2) what was his Department's total grant to the Scottish Chess Association in each of the last five years; and what he expects it to be in the current financial year.

The Scottish Chess Association has received grant as follows:

1 Of which £6,550 was for travel costs.
2 Of which £6,550 was for travel costs.
3 Of which £5,775 was for travel costs.
4 Of which £5,775 was for travel costs.
In the special circumstances pertaining in the current year my right hon. and learned Friend has offered the association an additional grant of up to £4,300 towards the cost of sending competitors to the World Olympiad and the World Junior Championship.