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Leisure: Local Government Finance

Volume 501: debated on Wednesday 25 November 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many local authorities have applied to his Department for funding for local leisure facilities in each of the last five years. (300768)

The only direct DCMS funding stream, to help local authorities fund leisure facilities, over the stated time period has been PFI Credits.

In the last five years, we have held three bidding rounds for PFI Credits under which local authorities could apply for funding in the form of PFI Credits.

A table showing the number of applications we received, for each of the bidding rounds, for local leisure facilities is as follows.

Number of applications