Sports: Governing Bodies

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 13th December 2017.

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Photo of Alex Norris Alex Norris Labour/Co-operative, Nottingham North

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether powers to remove public funding from sports bodies due to non-compliance with the Sports Governance Code have been used to date; and if she will make a statement.

Photo of Tracey Crouch Tracey Crouch The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

The deadline for national governing bodies (NGBs) of sport to comply with the requirements of the Code for Sports Governance was 31 October 2017. Sport England and UK Sport have received evidence from NGBs to demonstrate how they are complying with the Code and both organisations are now working together to review this evidence. Sport England and UK Sport will make a formal statement on the compliance of NGBs shortly.

If NGBs are assessed to be non-compliant they will be given the opportunity to take remedial action. If these NGBs do not take appropriate steps to become compliant then Sport England and UK Sport will make decisions on required action, including removal of funding, from late January 2018 onwards.

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