HC Deb 28 January 1986 vol 90 cc466-7W
Mr. Allan Rogers

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what steps are being taken to uphold the Gleneagles agreement on sporting contact.

Mr. Tracey

All governing bodies have been clearly advised of the Government's commitment to the Gleneagles agreement. They are aware that Her Majesty's Government discourages sporting contacts with South Africa, and that current Sports Council and Government policy ensures that no public funds are made available to support such contacts, as they might otherwise be for competition with other countries. I only rarely need to approach individual bodies to repeat or clarify that advice.