HC Deb 24 June 1980 vol 987 c126W
Mr. McCusker

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many civil servants in his Department were employed in the administration of sport and recreation in England in each year from 1972 to the current year.

Mr. Monro

It is not possible to give this information prior to 1 January 1978 when a sports policy division was formed. Before then the civil servants concerned were also involved in the administration of other matters.

The figures are:
1 January 1978 13 staff
1 January 1979 13 staff
1 January 1980 13 staff