HC Deb 17 March 2004 vol 419 c318W
Mr. Hinchliffe

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will list the honours which have been awarded to surviving members of the Great Britain Rugby League World Cup winning sides of(a) 1954 and (b) 1972; and if she will make a statement. [161215]

Mr. Caborn

[holding answer 15 March 2004]: Chris Hesketh, who played in the Rugby League World Cup of 1972, received an MBE in 1976.

Mr. Hinchliffe

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many honours were awarded for sporting involvement or achievement in the last five years, broken down by sport. [161217]

Mr. Caborn

[holding answer 15 March 2004]: The number of honours awarded for services to sport, broken down by category, over the last 10 honours lists are set out in the following table.

Athletics 19
Bowls 3
Boxing 7
Cricket 11
Curling1 6
Cycling 3
Disabled Sport 27
Football (Association) 38
Football (Rugby)2 53
Golf 11
Hockey 5
Horse Racing 5
Martial Arts 3
Motor Cycling 6
Motor Racing 5
Rowing3 17
Equestrianism 3
Skating 3
Snooker 2
Swimming 6
Tennis 5
Yachting 7
General Sports Administration4 32
Other Sports5 34
1 Includes five members of the 2000 Winter Olympics squad.
2 Includes 39 members of the Rugby World Cup 2003; one for services to Rugby League; and two for services to both Rugby League and Rugby Union.).
3 Include 13 members of the 2000 Olympics squad.
4 Incorporates such areas as: Youth Sports Trusts/Charities/Councils, Dance and Commonwealth Games, sport medical associations.
5 Among others: Angling, Archery, Badminton, Basketball, Canoeing, Gymnastics, Shooting, Mountaineering, Squash and Skiing.