HC Deb 06 July 1955 vol 543 c107W
Mr. Owen

asked the Minister of Education if he will make a statement indicating what steps his Department is taking to assist and encourage school sports under a county authority.

Sir D. Eccles

The advice and help of Her Majesty's Inspectors are always available to authorities and their schools, and my Department pays grant on the approved expenditure incurred by authorities on all forms of physical education including athletics and organised games. Most of the expenditure is incurred in the employment of specialist organisers or in the provision of playing fields and equipment. My Department also gives grants towards the cost of coaching schemes run by the bodies representative of particular sports.