§ Mr. John Carlisle
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will make a statement on his recent meeting with the British Boxing Board of Control.
§ Mr. Atkins
I had a constructive meeting with the BBBC on 16 October. My purpose in calling the meeting was to encourage discussion between medical specialists and the BBBC on safety in professional boxing. I understand that, as a result, the BBBC is intending to instigate regulations to include most of the recommendations proposed at that meeting.