§ Mr. Goodhew
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what grants358W
respect of the Doncaster-Sheffield service. These are as follows:
have been made under the Physical Training and Recreation Act 1937 during the past financial year; and to which organisations they were made.
§ Mr. Denis Howell
Since April 1972 the grant-aiding powers in Section 3 of the Physical Training and Recreation Act 1937 have not been used, but the Sports Council, under powers in its charter, has been given responsibility for grant-aiding sport, and in the financial year 1975–76 made grant payments of nearly £2.1 million for sports facilities. Local authorities have discretionary powers to make grants to voluntary bodies under Section 4 of the Physical Training and Recreation Act 1937 but details of actual grants made are not available.