§ Mr. John Carlisle
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what measures he is considering to promote the game of cricket in the community.
§ Mr. Atkins
The Sports Council already runs a number of schemes aimed at developing sport in the community. In announcing the council's grant in aid for 1991–92 I asked it to pay attention to developing initiatives for young people in partnership with cricket clubs and I know that they are now working up detailed proposals. I am also in touch with the Test and County Cricket Board, the National Cricket Association, the English Schools Cricket Association and the Marylebone Cricket Club on a regular basis to discuss these matters.