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Volume 938: debated on Monday 7 November 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is his policy towards the provision of public funds to the Sports Council for the purpose of encouraging mountaineering ; and if he will make a statement.

The Sports Council is responsible for allocating its grants in aid and encouraging the development of all sport and physical recreation including mountaineering. I understand that representatives of the Council will shortly be meeting the British Mountaineering Council and the Mountain Leader Training Board to discuss the future of mountain training.