§ 33. Mr. Frank Cook
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what estimate he has made of the number of school children participating in sport and recreation; and what action his Department is taking to ensure adequate facilities are available for outside school sports facilities.
§ Mr. Moynihan
I have no detailed information on which to base an estimate of the number of school children participating in sport and recreation. The Sports Council provides grant-aid towards the provision of sports facilities and this year has earmarked nearly £9 million from its allocated budget of £41 million for this purpose.