HC Deb 18 November 1991 vol 199 c65W
Mr. John Carlisle

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what was the Government's annual expenditure on sport in 1979 and in the last year available.

Mr. Atkins

Central Government's annual grant to the four Sports Councils of the United Kingdom in 1979–80 was £21.490 million and the estimated outturn for 1991–92 is £60.49 million.

Local government gross revenue expenditure in England and Wales on sport and recreation in 1979–80 was £333 million and in 1989–90 it was £1,028 million.