§ Mr. Robert Hughes
My right hon. Friend is still considering the matter and will announce a decision as soon as possible.
§ Mr. Monro
That is disappointing news. By this time last year the sports council had been awarded a substantial grant by the Conservative Government. When does the chairman of the sports council hope to announce his decision on the inquiry into Hampden Park? Will the 1449 Government commit themselves to giving official assistance towards the rebuilding of that important national stadium?
§ Mr. Hughes
I understand that the report on the future of Hampden Park is expected in the spring. The committee is aware of the urgency and importance of the problems concerned. The Government will have to see what the report says and consider the financial implications before committing themselves to any specific grant.
§ Mr. Michael Clark Hutchison
If there is any spare money going, would it not be better to put it into the grant-aided schools?