HC Deb 19 November 1959 vol 613 cc1334-5
38. Dr. Stross

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer his proposals for the formation and financing of an official Sports Council.

Sir E. Boyle

This suggestion will be considered by my colleagues concerned and myself as part of the Government's review of recreational facilities both for young people and others.

Dr. Stross

When will that review take place? How soon may we expect some information? Will the Minister bear in mind that there is an organisation called the Bow Group, as well as the Parliamentary Labour Party, both of which have pressed very strongly for this? As there seems to be a consensus of view in the population as to the desirability of this, may we be given a decision soon?

Sir E. Boyle

It is surely something in which we can all take pleasure that all parties at the last election paid considerable attention to what is being done for young people. We have to consider the Report of the Albemarle Committee on the Youth Service, which I hope we shall have in the latter part of the Christmas Recess. We have to look at the question as a whole, not only at one single part of it.