§ 71. Mr. Mathers
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland the number of applications received by the respective physical training committees in Scotland for grants in respect of social centres since the physical training committees appointed under the Act of 1937 were constituted; how such applications were dealt with; and the number and amount of the grants actually paid or passed for payment.
I am informed that the regional committees have received eight applications for assistance under the Act in connection with proposals for the provision of community centres. These proposals, which involve a total expenditure of about £200,000, are at present being examined by the Grants Committee or the regional committee concerned.
I received a few weeks ago a deputation from the National Fitness Council and the Grants Committee, and various means of accelerating the examination of these matters was discussed.
§ Mr. Buchanan
Could the Minister not make representations to the Unemployment Assistance Board and similar bodies to increase the payments made to poor people, in order that they themselves might do something to contribute to the improvement of physical fitness?
§ Mr. R. Gibson
Will the Minister circulate in the OFFICIAL REPORT the names of the bodies which made the applications?
§ Following is the list:
§ Applications for assistance in connection with proposals for the provision of community centres have been received from the following bodies:
- Aberdeen Town Council.
- East Lothian County Council.
- Garrowhill Trust.
- Girvan Town Council.
- Greenock Council for Community Service.
- Greenock Town Council.
- Kilsyth Town Council.
- Stirling Central No. 1 District Council.