HC Deb 12 July 1966 vol 731 cc182-3W
70. Mr. Rose

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether he will make special grants to finance specific projects for sports and leisure facilities developed on a joint basis to serve a region or sub-region.

Mr. Denis Howell

The Government have no powers to make specific grants to local authorities for this purpose, but under the Local Government Bill now before the House local authority expenditure on sports provision will be included in the aggregate of expenditure which will be taken into account when the Government determines the total of rate support grant to be divided among authorities.