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Volume 984: debated on Thursday 15 May 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the annual departmental cost arising directly from the activities of the Sports Council.

A number of officials and myself are involved in the Sports Council's activities; all have other tasks to perform. It would be difficult to separate out accurately those costs relating only to the Sports Council.

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many people in his Department are employed on matters directly related to the activities of and appointments to the new town development corporations, and at what cost.

Forty-seven people are employed on matters directly related to the activities of and appointments to the new town development corporations and the Commission for the New Towns at

Government control over sports sponsorship by tobacco companies is exercised through a voluntary agreement which does not expire until 31 December 1980.