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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-00670: Miles Briggs (Lothian)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 10 June 2016

To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to review funding for disabled sportsmen and -women and provide additional promotion of disabled athletes.

Answered by: Aileen Campbell 21 June 2016

Our national agency for sport, sportscotland, invests Scottish Government and National Lottery funding in recognised Scottish governing bodies of sport. Scottish disability sport (SDS) is the coordinating body for all sports for people of all ages and abilities with a physical, sensory and learning disability and has the lead role for developing the quality of disability sport for disabled people in Scotland. Sportscotland is investing up to £2,601,400 into SDS for the period 2013-17, an increase of 26% from the previous investment cycle (2009-13). sportscotland reviews its investment into Scottish governing bodies on an annual basis.