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Civil Service Sports Council

Volume 451: debated on Monday 30 October 2006

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what the grant from the Cabinet Office to the Civil Service Sports Council Limited has been in each of the last three years. (95829)

In common with many other responsible large employers, the civil service acknowledges the real benefits to the health and welfare of its staff of the provision of sport and recreational activities. The Cabinet Office has made a grant to the Civil Service Sports Council of £1,332,211 for each of the last three years on behalf of the entire civil service, currently numbering in excess of 500,000 civil servants. This grant enables the provision of sports facilities at local, regional, national and departmental level. The grant has remained the same since 1994.

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how much was given through the annual grant to the Civil Service Sports Council in each of the last five years. (97813)

I refer the hon. Member to the answer I have given today to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar (Mr. Pickles).