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star this property date less than 2017-01-10more like thismore than 2017-01-10
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading China: Football remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the outcome of the £3 million funding for a grassroots football programme in China announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer on 23 September 2015. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ellesmere Port and Neston more like this
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Justin Madders more like this
star this property uin 59261 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-01-13more like thismore than 2017-01-13
unstar this property answer text As this programme is in its early stages, no assessment has yet been made, but its impact will be evaluated during and after execution to ensure impact and value for money. The British Council manages the allocation of our funding for grassroots football in China, which aims to position the UK as China's priority partner for sport. more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma remove filter
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less than 2017-01-13T14:53:51.177Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-13T14:53:51.177Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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4418
unstar this property label Biography information for Justin Madders more like this
673525
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-01-16more like thismore than 2017-01-16
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading China: Football remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 13 January 2017 to Question 59261, on football: China, if he will publish the advice he received before the decision was made to allocate that funding. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ellesmere Port and Neston more like this
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Justin Madders more like this
star this property uin 60129 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-01-19more like thismore than 2017-01-19
unstar this property answer text <p>This is a British Council project which is funded through surplus generated by the commercial activity of the British Council. No additional Exchequer funding was made available for this project. China has begun a huge investment in football and this project is helping to establish the UK as their priority partner for sport. It will help to promote UK football in a major market, leading to long-term cultural and economic gains for the UK.</p><p>The British Council has advised that the programme is generating direct economic benefits for UK Higher Education and training sectors, and has helped to create the condition for indirect benefits across the wider sporting sector in relation to the establishment of private training academies, sports infrastructure, sports technology, sports TV and merchandising rights.</p><p>A letter from the Chief Executive of the British Council providing an update on the project to date will be placed in the Library of the House within ten working days.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma remove filter
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less than 2017-01-19T17:30:30.383Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-19T17:30:30.383Z
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4014
star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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4418
unstar this property label Biography information for Justin Madders more like this
673528
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-01-16more like thismore than 2017-01-16
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading China: Football remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 13 January 2017 to Question 59261, on football: China, which organisations the funding was allocated to. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ellesmere Port and Neston more like this
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Justin Madders more like this
star this property uin 60131 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-01-19more like thismore than 2017-01-19
unstar this property answer text <p>The British Council is directly managing the UK's contribution to this programme. It is not allocating funding to other organisations. In addition to the UK's £3 million allocation, the Chinese partners have invested a significantly higher sum which will be directly invested in the UK, for example through payment to UK Universities and UK training organisations for 600 Chinese coaches to train in the UK.</p><p>China has begun a huge investment in football and this project is helping to establish the UK as their priority partner for sport. It will help to promote UK football in a major market, leading to long-term cultural and economic gains for the UK, which may include benefits across the wider sporting sector in relation to the establishment of private training academies, sports infrastructure, sports technology, sports TV and merchandising rights.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma remove filter
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less than 2017-01-19T17:36:01.713Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-19T17:36:01.713Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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4418
unstar this property label Biography information for Justin Madders more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-01-16more like thismore than 2017-01-16
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading China: Football remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 13 January 2017 to Question 59261, on football: China, when he plans to assess the effect of the funding provided. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ellesmere Port and Neston more like this
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Justin Madders more like this
star this property uin 60130 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-01-19more like thismore than 2017-01-19
unstar this property answer text <p>The British Council has confirmed that there will be annual progress reports and a full evaluation will be undertaken on completion of the programme in 2020.</p><p>The programme started in 2016-17. The British Council anticipates the first report being completed in May 2017, assessing the first year of the programme.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma remove filter
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less than 2017-01-19T17:33:00.943Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-19T17:33:00.943Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Justin Madders more like this