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Rugby: World Cup

Culture Media and Sport written question – answered on 3rd May 2011.

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Photo of Helen Jones Helen Jones Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Commons

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what recent discussions he has had on funding for the 2013 Rugby League World Cup; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Hugh Robertson Hugh Robertson Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Culture, Media and Sport) (Sport and the Olympics)

I met with the executive chairman and chief executive of the Rugby Football League on 7 April to discuss the 2013 World cup. I am keeping the funding situation under review pending the decision by the North West Development Agency which is due by the end of May.

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