§ Mr. McElhone
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what grant was paid to the Scottish Sports Council for the years 1978 and 1979; and what is the estimated amount for 1980.
§ Mr. Alexander Fletcher
Grant-in-aid for 1978–79 and 1979–80 was £2.5 million and £2.8 million respectively. Estimates for1980–81 are still under consideration, but I have told the council that its grant next year is likely to be at the same level as this year in real terms.