Sport: Weightlifting

House of Lords written question – answered on 5th March 2007.

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Photo of Lord Luke Lord Luke Deputy Chief Whip, Whips, Shadow Minister (Culture, Media and Sport (Also In Defence & Wales Teams), Culture, Media & Sport, Shadow Minister, Defence

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How much funding for development was given by Sport England to the British Weightlifting Association in 2004, 2005 and 2006; and how much it will receive in 2007.

Photo of Lord Davies of Oldham Lord Davies of Oldham Deputy Chief Whip (House of Lords), HM Household, Captain of the Queen's Bodyguard of the Yeomen of the Guard (HM Household) (Deputy Chief Whip, House of Lords)

The national governing body for weightlifting is the British Weight Lifters' Association. Sport England has funded the British Weight Lifters' Association for development as follows:

2004-05: £40,000

2005-06: £30,000

2006-07: £30,000

Sport England currently has no plans to provide any funding to the British Weight Lifters' Association in 2007-08.

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