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Local Government Finance: Sports

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 27th March 2018.

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Photo of Rosena Allin-Khan Rosena Allin-Khan Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) (Sport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how much public funding was allocated to local authorities to support the retention of community (a) sports halls, (b) playing fields and (c) swimming pools in (i) 2009-10 and (ii) 2016-17.

Photo of Rishi Sunak Rishi Sunak Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

Over the course of this spending period the Government has made available over £200 billion of funding for local government, for councils to spend on locally determined priorities, including sports facilities.

Sport England works with a wide range of local authorities, providing expert advice and funding to sustain and increase the number of people playing sport regularly.

It invests in local authority facilities projects through its range of funding programmes to make sure that facilities are modern, accessible and in the right places to have the most impact.

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