§ Mr. Gorrie
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what estimate the Scottish Sports Council has made of the total revenue financial support provided by Scottish councils for sport in 1998–99 and in each of the previous five years. 
§ Mr. Galbraith
The Scottish Sports Council does not make separate estimates for this but uses figures on local authority expenditure on leisure and recreation collected by the Scottish Office. The figures, which are not available at a more disaggregated level, are as follows:
Net local authority revenue expenditure on leisure and recreation Year £000 1998–99 1286,310 1997–98 2294,612 1996–97 303,832 1995–96 307,048 1994–95 289,803 1993–94 282,346 1 Estimate 2 Provisional
From 1 July 1999 this will be a matter for the Scottish Parliament.