HC Deb 07 February 1979 vol 962 cc193-4W
Mrs. Bain

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will advise local authorities to consult the facilities planning department of the Scottish Sports Council in all matters of sports and leisure centre design, and, where appropriate, national governing bodies of sport.

Mr. McElhone

Local authorities are responsible for ensuring that recreational facilities are adequate for their purpose and for deciding what advice they need about their design. I am satisfied that they are well aware of the role of the Scottish Sports Council in promoting the development of sport in Scotland and of the expert advisory service provided by the Council's facilities planning division.

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