Select Committee on Culture, Media and Sport Appendices to the Minutes of Evidence

Annex 3

Letter, 20 February 2001, from the Pro-Vice Chancellor at the University of Hertfordshire to the Chief Executive of Sport England


  Thank you for your letter dated 12 February 2001. As you would expect, I was very disappointed with its content. Even if we were able to obtain the maximum amount you identified (£1 million), this sum would not approach even the marginal cost of extending the pool to 50 metres. Clearly, we believe that this is an opportunity lost both for the community and for competitive sport in the North London/Hertfordshire region. We were in a position to deliver a 50 metre pool with certainty on a marginal cost basis in 2003. However, I know that you will have balanced this project against the prospects of other potential projects and obviously I respect that judgement. We shall now progress with our planned 25 metre pool.

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