HC Deb 06 March 1969 vol 779 c141W
Mr. Charles Morrison

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will provide a table showing the total amount of grants under the Physical Training and Recreation Act in each of the last five years broken down so far as is possible into appropriate categories.

Mr. Denis Howell

The amounts paid under the Physical Training and Recreation Act, 1937, in respect of sport and physical recreation in England and Wales in recent years and the provision made in the Estimates for 1968–69 are as follows:

(a) (b)
Current Grants Capital Grants
£ £
1963–64 332,331 153,793
1964–65 403,801 311,126
1965–66 488,753 627,051
1966–67 557,275 634,094
1967–68 638,603 833,794
1968–69 736,000 982,000


1. Column (a) relates to grants to national voluntary sports organisations towards recurrent expenditure on administration and national coaching schemes.

2. Column (b) relates to grants to voluntary sports organisations towards the capital costs of new or improved facilities.