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Sport And Active Recreation

Volume 164: debated on Thursday 11 January 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what is (a) the estimated total cost and (b) the estimated cost to public funds of the review group for sport and active recreation provision in the inner cities including the cost of the report published in December 1989; and what is (i) the estimated total cost and (ii) the cost to public funds of the report.

[holding answer 8 January 1990]: The estimated total cost of the review of sport and active recreation in the inner cities, including the cost of publishing the review report, is £80,500, of which £62,500 will be met from public funds and £18,000 from private sector sponsorship. The review group concluded that existing resources need to be targeted more effectively, with the private sector playing a greater role in partnership with the public and voluntary sectors. The Government will be giving careful consideration to appropriate follow-up action and are encouraging other organisations to do likewise. The cost implications of the report will depend on the way in which all these organisations decide to take forward implementation and are therefore not quantifiable at this stage.