HC Deb 16 February 1976 vol 905 cc477-8W
Mr. Michael Marshall

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether the Transport Policy Review will take account of the possible rôle of trams and trolleybuses as part of an integrated transport system.

Dr. Gilbert

Whether to introduce a tramway or a trolleybus system in a particular area is a matter for a transportation study concerned with that area, its problems, and the potential for new infrastructure. The Transport Road Research Laboratory is examining the potential for tramway systems.

Friend the Minister who has responsibility for the Arts.

Mr. Cartwright

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what was the total of Government grants and other financial assistance for sport in each of the past five years for which figures are available.

Mr. Denis Howell

All Exchequer funds available specifically for sport are channelled through the Sports Councils. The annual grants-in-aid to the councils since they were established in 1972 have been:

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