HC Deb 18 June 1979 vol 968 c441W
Mr. Hooson

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is his estimate of the total financial support from public funds given in the current financial year to organised sport.

Mr. Monro

Subject to the approval of Parliament, the grant.in.aid to the Sports Council for the current financial year will be £15.4 million. This amount may be adjusted to accommodate pay settlements. Separate grants are made to the Sports Councils in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, by the Ministers responsible.

I can give no figure for the likely total of all public expenditure on sport, which is supported in different ways by a number of Government Departments, and of course very substantially by local authorities.