Sports: Finance

Culture Media and Sport written question – answered at on 25 February 2013.

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Photo of Dan Jarvis Dan Jarvis Shadow Minister (Culture, Media and Sport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what direct financial support her Department provided to sporting events or organisations in the years (a) 2010, (b) 2011 and (c) 2012.

Photo of Hugh Robertson Hugh Robertson The Minister of State, Department for Culture, Media and Sport

Government support for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games is set out in the Department's regular quarterly reports. The final report was published on 23 October 2012 and is available at:

The Government provided financial support for LOCOG, who were responsible for the London 2012 test events, and for security and other issues.

The Department has not provided any direct financial support to any other sporting events in either (a) 2010, (b) 2011 or (c) 2012. UK Sport is the Government agency responsible for allocating lottery funds, rather than Exchequer funding, to major events and has supported the UK's Major Sports Events programme.

As the lead Department for Sport, the Department supports major events through co-ordination of cross-departmental discussions to ensure full Government support to major events, as set out in 'A Stage to Inspire' which was recently published by UK Sport. In addition, the Department provides direct funding to four sporting arm's length bodies: Sport England, UK Sport, the Sports Ground Safety Authority (formerly the Football Licensing Authority) and UK Anti-Doping, as set out in our Annual Reports and Accounts.

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