HC Deb 12 December 1990 vol 182 c417W
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.

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