§ Mr. Pendry
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will list the expenditure of the Sports Council by region in each year since 1970.
§ Mr. Macfarlane
The executive Sports Council was not formed until 1972.
I refer the hon Member to the council's annual reports in which this information is given; for example, on pages 26 and 27 of the 1980–81 annual report.
Copies of these reports are sent to each Member of Parliament. However, should the hon. Member wish to draw comparisons between regional expenditure over the past decade, I am certain that the Sports Council would send him any back copies he requires.