HC Deb 30 June 1938 vol 337 c2118
60. Mr. Noel-Baker

asked the Minister of Health what arrangements are now in contemplation to assist sport and recreation among the civil employés of the Crown?

Mr. Elliot

The Government have decided to ask Parliament to provide an annual grant of £20,000 to the Civil Service Sports Council towards the purpose mentioned. As the hon. Gentleman is doubtless aware, of the total of 550,000 persons comprising the Civil Service, upwards of 400,000 represent industrial, manipulative, clerical and analogous staff at remuneration which does not exceed £4 per week. In view of what is being done in other fields of industry, I feel most hopeful that the House will consider it proper that this contribution should be made.