HC Deb 05 August 1965 vol 717 cc1857-8
13. Mr. Murray

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what requests he has had from sailing and yachting clubs for financial assistance; and what action he has taken.

Mr. Denis Howell

Since January 1964, 33 applications for grant have been received from sailing and yachting clubs. Twenty-three grants have been made, totalling £44,581. One application has been rejected and nine are under consideration.

Mr. Murray

Would my hon. Friend consider whether enough publicity is given to the fact that grants are available, particularly as sailing and yachting on the Thames in the Gravesend area has a great local appeal?

Mr. Howell

Not for the next six months.