HC Deb 06 June 1991 vol 192 cc299-300W
Mr. Fearn

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what steps he has taken to promote training and educational opportunities in recreation and sports for ethnic minorities.

Mr. Eggar

The information requested for the academic years 1978–79 to 1988–89 is given in the Department's statistical bulletins 2/87, 9/90, copies of which are in the Library (these show part-time education for 1979–80. 1981–82, 1983–84, 1987–88, 1988–89). Figures for 1989–90 will be published in a new statistical bulletin 13/91 shortly and are as follows:

Mr. Atkins

We have made physical education a foundation subject in the national curriculum for all pupils aged five to 16, including those from ethnic minorities. In addition, the Sports Council, which this Department funds, is chairing the Industry Lead Body for Sport and Recreation which is working to produce a structure of national vocational qualifications in the area of sport and recreation. These will be delivered on an equal opportunity basis.