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Sport And Recreation

Volume 927: debated on Tuesday 8 March 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Wales if, in considering plans to simplify the structure of local government, he will bear in mind the recommendations contained in the White Paper "Sport and Recreation" of August 1975 for the dual use of school and recreational facilities and the consequent need for leisure services at present controlled by district councils and education at present controlled by county authorities to be administered by a single purpose authority with a joint education and leisure sub-committee.

I see no need to await a review of the local government structure to achieve a greater degree of joint use of sport and recreation facilities. Much is already being done and we are considering with the Sports Council for Wales what further action can be taken.