|Athletics/swimming region Exchequer awards, 2005-06 to 2007-08
|Distributing body sector
Simon Hughes: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much public money is projected to be spent on grassroots sports in the London boroughs of (a) Southwark, (b) Lambeth, (c) Lewisham, (d) Newham, (e) Hackney, (f) Waltham Forest, (g) Tower Hamlets and (h) Greenwich in each year of the current spending round. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: Funding for grassroots sport in London is available from a number of sources including local authority expenditure, Exchequer funding from DCMS via Sport England, and lottery funding via Sport England. We do not hold information on local authority expenditure, and it is not possible to provide final Exchequer or lottery projections at this stage of the financial year. Sport England has provided the following projections based on confirmed awards to date. Final spend will only be known after the end of the financial year.
Spending for the period from April 2009 will be through the new Sport England funding framework outlined in their new strategy published in June of this year. Funding will be directed primarily through national governing bodies in light of the Whole Sport Plans which are currently being considered by Sport England.
Mr. Love: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps his Department is taking to support deaf people who participate in sport, with particular reference to enabling deaf athletes to attend the Deaflympic Summer Games in Taiwan in 2009; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Sutcliffe [holding answer 6 October 2008]: We are absolutely committed to equality in sport, and the new Sport England strategy aims to develop a world-leading community sport system, which will increase participation from all groups in society.
UK Deaf Sport, like other disability sport organisations, does not receive core funding from Sport England or UK Sport. However, I know that UK Deaf Sport have already made good progress in raising funds to send a team to Taiwan next year, and I hope they will be able to replicate, or better, their successful performance in Melbourne in 2005.
Mr. Sutcliffe [holding answer 6 October 2008]: Sports groups in the Milton Keynes local authority area have received £34,109 of lottery funding during the period 1 October 2007 to 1 October 2008. A further four local organisations and groups have received lottery funding totalling £47,507 for sports activities in the same period.
Mr. Henderson: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assistance his Department is giving to third sector organisations in the North East region to support the development and work of local voluntary sports clubs. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: Sport England has advised that within the North East over the last two years there has been significant work with third sector organisations to support the development and work of local voluntary sports clubs.
Sport England in the North East, working with County Sports Partnerships, provided over £520,000 to deliver subsidised education, training and development opportunities for grass roots volunteering and voluntary community sports organisations. Work has also continued with the LSC and Skills Active to provide appropriate training opportunities for volunteers.
The regions 2012 legacy ambitions also highlight volunteering as a key area of work over the next four years. The Regional Volunteering Strategy was driven by the 2012 Volunteering Theme Group and will provide the framework for future work in the region, specifically around the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games.
Mr. Don Foster: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 19 March 2008, Official Report, columns 1157-58W, on sports: per capita costs, what the per capita spend on sport from (a) public and (b) national lottery sources was in each (i) Government region and (ii) local authority area in each of the last three years. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: Pursuant to the answer I gave on 19 March 2008, Official Report, columns 1157-58W, Sport England has advised that the following per capita expenditure was made to each Government region in each of the last three years from public and national lottery sources. Similar information by local authority area could be provided only at disproportionate cost:
|Spend per capita (£)