Sports: Grants

Culture Media and Sport written question – answered on 2nd July 2012.

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Photo of Clive Efford Clive Efford Shadow Minister (Culture, Media and Sport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport

(1) what estimate he has made of how much each sport governing body will invest in grass roots sport as a result of the agreement on contributions from their broadcasting income; and if he will make a statement;

(2) what estimate he has made of how much the Premier League will invest in grass roots sport as a result of the agreement on contributions from their broadcasting income; 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)

Sports bodies that are signatories to the Sport and Recreation Alliance voluntary code on sports broadcasting commit to reinvest at least 30% of their net UK television broadcasting revenues in grassroots sport Although individual contributions are kept in confidence, the sports broadcasting monitoring committee have verified that they do meet this benchmark and estimate the yearly sum from all signatories to be in excess of £250 million.

The Premier League is a signatory to the Alliance’s voluntary code on sports broadcasting and we are confident they will continue to fund in excess of 30% of their net UK broadcasting revenues to support grassroots football.

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