HC Deb 23 November 1983 vol 49 cc211-2W
35. Mr. Hayward

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what financial assistance has been given in the last and current years to the Sports Council.

Mr. Macfarlane

Government grant-in-aid to the Sports Council for the financial year 1982–83 was £23.75 million, which included £1 million specifically for Merseyside; supplementary grants totalling £4.25 million were also made. Grant-in-aid for 1983–84 is £27.13 million.