HC Deb 02 August 1965 vol 717 cc232-4W
Mrs. McKay

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government how many schemes to make better provision for public recreation and leisure-time activities have now been submitted to him for approval by each of the London boroughs; and if, in reaching decisions, he will give special consideration to Clapham, where a high proportion of people live in large blocks of flats.

Mr. Crossman

Details are shown in the attached list. But as my hon. Friend will be aware, from the statement made by my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer on 27th July, loan sanction for projects of this kind cannot be given at the present time unless the circumstances are exceptional.

London Borough and Scheme

Barking (Dagenham)—Swimming Pool.

Barnet—Pavilion. (Hendon)—Swimming Pool.

Bexley—Changing rooms, cafe and conveniences.


  • (Wembky)—Running Track, Pavilion; Golf Course.
  • (Willesden)—Swimming Pool; Children's Playground.


  • (Bromley)—Theatre.
  • (Orpington)—Swimming Pool.

Camden (St. Pancras)—Play Recreation Centre.

Croydon (Croydon)—Swimming Pool.

Ealing—Improvements to three local parks.

Hammersmith (Fulham)—Swimming Pool.


  • (Hornsey)—Swimming Pool.
  • (Wood Green)—Dressing accommodation.

Harrow—Ornamental lake. (Harrow)—Swimming Pool.

Havering (Romford)—Swimming Pool.

Hillingdon (Hayes and Harlington)—Pavilion.

Hounslow (Heston and Isleworth)—Bowling green and hard tennis courts.

Kingston upon Thames (Kingston upon Thames)—Landscaping; Construction of boathouse.


  • (Lambeth)—Swimming Pool; Theatre.
  • (Wandsworth)—Swimming Pool.


  • (Lewisham)—Swimming Pool; Old People's Centre; Extension to Nursery.
  • (Deptford)—Swimming Pool.

Newham (East Ham)—Arts Centre.


  • (Wanstead and Woodford)—Games area.
  • (Ilford)—Swimming Pool.

Richmond (Twickenham)—Swimming Pool.


  • (Southwark)—Swimming Pool.
  • (Camberwell)—Swimming Pool.

Tower Hamlets

  • (Stepney)—Swimming Pool.
  • (Bethnal Green)—Open Space.

Waltham Forest (Leyton)—Paddling pool and junior pool

Wandsworth (Battersea)—Swimming Pool; Layout of open space.