§ Mr. Dalyell
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what recommendations he has received from the Sports Council to put the salaries of National Sports Coaches on a specific scale; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Denis Howell
The level of salary for national coaches is a matter for the governing bodies concerned. The Sports Council has, however, undertaken a study of the terms of employment of national coaches with a view to giving guidance to the governing bodies. The Sports Council's recommendations are being considered in consultation with the Scottish Education Department and the Council intends to discuss the outcome with the governing bodies in due course.