In this question Lord Bilimoria asks if the Minister will confirm that after the UK performance in the Rio Olympics there was a shortfall of £3 to £4 million for athletes to go to the Commonwealth Games in Australia and whether he can provide assurance that this shortfall no longer exists. The response from Lord Ashton is also provided.
UK Sports: Funding
06 February 2017
Question asked by Lord McConnell:
To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have assessed the funding allocations to individual sports from 2017 onwards announced by UK Sport following the Rio Olympics in 2016.
My Lords, will the Minister confirm that, after the fantastic performance of Britain in the Rio Olympics, there was, as I heard, a shortfall of £3 million or £4 million for our athletes to go to the Commonwealth Games in Australia? Can he assure us that this shortfall no longer exists and that our athletes will be fully funded to go to the Commonwealth Games?
I was not aware of the shortfall but I will find out from my department and write to the noble Lord.