§ 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.