§ Mr. George
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he is prepared to help those local authorities which cannot provide facilities from existing rate money for off-street skateboarding, in the light of the need to prevent unnecessary accidents and reduce the cost to the National Health Service.
§ Mr. Denis Howell
Facilities for skateboarding are eligible for grant aid from the Sports Council in the same way as are facilities for other sports. The Sports Council has issued guidance to local authorities on the design and management of facilities, which do not have to be elaborate.