§ Mr. Anthony Coombs
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what arrangements he has made for continuing the payment of Government grant-in-aid to the Sports Council.
§ Mr. Kenneth Clarke
[pursuant to his reply, 30 January 1991, c. 511]: Parliamentary approval for my Department to make grant-in aid to the Sports Council will be sought in a spring supplementary estimate for the schools, research and miscellaneous services vote—class XI, vote 1. This will provide for expenditure of £1 million in addition to £14,161,000 transferred from the Department of the Environment for the last quarter of 1990–91. The additional expenditure will be offset by a saving elsewhere on the vote. Pending Parliament's approval, urgent expenditure against this additional £1 million will be met by repayable advance from the Contingencies Fund.