Leisure and Swimming Pools: Finance

Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities written question – answered on 14th February 2023.

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Photo of Lord Freyberg Lord Freyberg Crossbench

To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the amount that local councils spend to fund (a) leisure centres, and (b) swimming pools, and (2) the extent to which this varies across England.

Photo of Baroness Scott of Bybrook Baroness Scott of Bybrook Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities)

In the local government revenue accounts for 2022/23 (attached) , of a total service expenditure budget of £108 billion, £0.4 billion was allocated for ‘recreation and sport’.

Local Government revenue accounts (pdf, 92.3KB)

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