Further Memorandum from the Sports Council
for Northern Ireland
Q47. "Government Commitments"
My language is a little loose.
A better phrase would have been "commitments
as a result of Government inspired initiatives and/or decisions".
Examples are United Kingdom Sports Institute and the Millennium
In both cases Government decided these were
a good thing and that Lottery should be the funding mechanism.
Sports Council for Northern Ireland is therefore
committed to paying 2.8 per cent of the Lottery contribution
from its already modest Lottery allocation. This reduces its discretionary
A further example is the recent decision by
the "Sports Cabinet" to increase the Lottery allocation
to the United Kingdom Sports Council from £17.5 million to
£20.5 million. This decreases our Lottery allocation.
Q45. Re: Reply to Mr Hunters Question
SCNI has allocated £30 million from its
This supports approximately 50 per cent of costs
of those aspects supported in all schemes.
Those aspects supported account for approximately
50 per cent of the overall proposals.
Mr O'Connor's point was that the £30 million
from Lottery levers some £120 million spend.
The attached table is in response to the Chairman's
request to provide an analysis of Capital Grants paid by the Department
of Education in a common currency.
The "common currency" is achieved
by multiplying the actual grant received each year by a GDP deflator
index in order to determine what that grant is now worth in today's
|Comparison of Capital Grants paid by the Department of Education 1974 to 1998 in Real Terms
|Total grant received||1,593,530
|GDP Deflator Index||1/17.832 X
||1/51.814 X||1/80.505 X
||1/85.497 X||1/90.671 X
||1/94.645 X||1/100 X
|Grant expressed in today's terms|
using 1999 as the base year
15 April 1999