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Recreation (Public Expenditure)

Volume 886: debated on Tuesday 11 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what was the total amount of public money spent under all headings on sporting, recreational, cultural and leisure activities in Scotland, Wales and each of the eight English regions which are served by an economic planning council in the last year for which figures are available; what were the amounts in each of the preceding five years; and what are the estimated figures for the next three years.

Public expenditure in England on sport and recreation is estimated as follows:

£ million
1968–6925
1969–7026
1970–7131
1971–7242
1972–7362
Information is not available on expenditure in each economic planning region. The figures include expenditure by my Department, the Sports Council, the Countryside Commission, the English Tourist Board and the Forestry Commission. Capital expenditure by local
SLUM CLEARANCE: HOUSES DEMOLISHED OR CLOSED
196919701971197219731974 (1st nine months)
Northern7,1635,3407,4605,7746,8832,024
Yorkshire and Humberside11,24413,64312,00613,85810,4063,753
East Midlands5,4826,2396,6695,5985,8164,180
East Anglia1,6592,0681,5031,7661,271443
South East11,3289,50612,32010,2418,9663,403
South West1,9941,6151,5121,1211,109359
West Midlands10,8757,5769,9347,2976,7932,992
North West17,20419,48816,05918,46520,14912,800
Wales2,2842,3292,5941,9782,1641,500
Scotland17,84717,34520,55418,51816,4798,583
These figures relate to the revised economic planning regions constituted on 1st April 1974.