§ Mr. Macfarlane
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what progress has been made on the sports youth programme since the announcement in July 1974 by the Minister with special responsibility for sport.
§ Mr. Denis Howell
As a first step towards implementing this programme, the Sports Council has now been freed from the restrictions imposed upon it by the previous administration which prevented it from considering grants to individual sports clubs. The forthcoming White Paper will set out Government policy in this respect.