§ Ms. Harman
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a further statement on the future of Play Board.
§ Mr. Tracey
On 5 March Play Board resolved to withdraw from negotiation about the proposal that its role and functions be merged with the Sports Council, and to enter into liquidation. I am undertaking urgent discussions with the Sports Council about how best to take forward the Department's continuing support for children's play.