§ Sir Nicholas Fairbairn
To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what is the current cost to the public purse of providing all forms of sports facilities for civil servants in England and Wales.
Mr. Robert G. Hughes
The Government contribute to the cost of sport and recreation in the civil service mainly through a grant-in-aid the Civil Service Sports Council. In 1993–94, the grant-in-aid was £1.33 million. In addition, Departments and executive agencies may make reasonable provision for amenities and recreational facilities for the use of all staff; information about the cost of this provision is not held centrally.