§ Mr. Macfarlane
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment (1) what progress has been made in setting up the sports scholarship scheme announced on 12th December 1974; and what is the estimated income to be derived from the scheme;
(2) what firm proposals the Government has made to establish centres of excellence.
§ Mr. Denis Howell
No such scheme was announced on 12th December; the desirability of initiating one was discussed at a conference convened by the CCPR on that date. The possibility of establishing centres of excellence and of granting scholarships to talented athletes is also being pursued.162W