§ 17. Mr. John Carlisle
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will make a statement on the coaching of cricket in schools.
§ Mr. Atkins
Many schools offer their pupils the opportunity to take part in cricket and I am keen that schools continue to teach the game. PE including sport is a compulsory part of the school curriculum. In addition, the Sports Council provides funding to help develop sports coaching and facilities, and will soon be publishing a review of coaching and coach education.