HC Deb 02 June 1998 vol 313 c185W
Mr. Pendry

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what was the cost in 1997–98 of mandatory rate relief for voluntary sports clubs in Northern Ireland. [42910]

Mr. Paul Murphy

The amount of the rate relief granted in 1997–98 in respect of premises occupied by clubs, societies or other organisation engaged in certain specified recreations is estimated to have been a little over £1.3 million.