HC Deb 23 April 1991 vol 189 c401W
13. Mr. John Carlisle

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether he is considering further initiatives to promote the coaching of cricket in schools.

Mr. Atkins

I am very keen to encourage cricket in schools both within the curriculum and as part of extra-curricular sport. I am today holding a conference on "Sport and Young People" to which a wide range of physical education and sporting organisations have been invited. Many useful and interesting issues are being raised and I will be considering these further as part of my current review of sports policy.