asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether comparative analysis has been undertaken of the performance of management contracts for local authority sports facilities, comparing management by charitable sports trusts, the local authority and the private sector.
The Audit Commission is currently undertaking a study to look into the effectiveness of different approaches to the management of local authority sports facilities. This will include an examination of direct delivery by local authorities, and management by trusts and the private sector. The study is expected to report in the autumn of this year.