§ 59. Mr. E. Wakefield
asked the Minister of Education how much money is available to her during the current financial year for capital grants under the Physical Training and Recreation Act, 1937; and what percentage of this sum she proposes to allot for the provision and equipment of playing fields.
§ Miss Horsbrugh
£140,000 is the sum taken in my Department's Estimates for the current year for grants under the Physical Training and Recreation Act, 1937, including capital grants and grants to certain national voluntary organisations. As it has not been possible to offer grants for the development of new playing fields since July, 1952, the 131W amount paid on playing fields will depend mainly on the rate at which applications are made for the payment of grants offered in earlier years.