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Armed Forces: Sports

Volume 477: debated on Thursday 12 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what sports facilities are available to service personnel and their families on each base, broken down by (a) base, (b) facilities and (c) cost to users. (209580)

Records held by Defence Estates indicate the following numbers of sports facilities exist in the UK and overseas (figures are approximate):

Number

Sports pavilions

180

Sports halls

430

Sports pitches

440

Sports tracks

140

Squash courts

230

Swimming pools

70

Tennis courts

480

To provide more comprehensive or detailed information or to break facilities down on a site by site basis would entail disproportionate cost.