HC Deb 17 June 1948 vol 452 c78W
82. Mr. York

asked the Minister of Education what are the conditions which decide the rate of grant under the Physical Training and Recreation Act, 1937, for the erection and equipping of village halls; and if he will make a statement as to the application of this Act.

Mr. Tomlinson

The rate of grant is assessed according to the financial resources and circumstances of the applicant body. I am sending the hon. Member a memorandum on the subject. The offer of grants under the Act was resumed after the war and up to the end of the last financial year grants to a total of about £340,000 had been offered. Shortage of labour and materials has inevitably restricted progress in the development of this service.