§ Mr. John Marshall
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what estimate he has of the cost to English football clubs of upgrading their facilities in line with statutory requirements over the past three years.
§ Mr. Moynihan
I understand that the football grounds improvement trust has provided £8.8 million to football league clubs over the past three years to assist them in meeting the requirements of the Safety of Sports Grounds Act 1975. The trust funds 75 per cent. of the cost of eligible ground safety schemes. There is no information held centrally on the actual expenditure by clubs on these schemes.