§ Mr. Wigley
asked the Secretary of State for Wales how many officially recognised sports and leisure centres open to the public there are in Wales at the present; and how many are in the course of construction.
§ Mr. John Stradling Thomas
The Sports Council for Wales operates the national sports centre for Wales in Cardiff and the national outdoor pursuits centre for Wales at Plas-y-Deri, Llanfairisgaer, where the main construction work is now completed and full operations are planned to start in May. Seventy-seven sports and leisure centres are operated by local authorities, of which forty-three are joint provision centres used jointly by schools and local communities. The Sports Council has no further centres under construction. Information on local authority centres under construction or planned is not held centrally.