I propose to take Questions Nos. 785 and 816 together.
The Sports Capital Programme is the primary vehicle for Government support for the development of sports and physical recreation facilities and the purchase of non-personal sports equipment throughout the country.
The programme funds the development of many types of sports facilities and equipment including the development of natural grass playing surfaces. The choice of what products and methods best meet a grantee's needs are a matter for the grantee, their technical supervisor and their chosen contractor. Furthermore, the relevant National Governing Body may also provide some technical advice to the sports club or organisation in question. My Department does not have any responsibility for the setting of standards for material used in the development of facilities and accordingly does not endorse or recommend any particular product.