§ Mr. Alton
To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage what timetable he proposes for the implementation of "Sport for the 21st Century"; who will be consulted; what procedures will be used for the consultation process; what representations have been received from the North-West Federation for Sport, Recreation and Conservation; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Sproat
The extent of consultation on the Government's proposals for restructuring the Sports Council was set out in my statement to the House on 8 July,Official Report, columns 584–92. I am currently considering a wide range of responses, including written representations from the North-West Federation for Sport, Recreation and Conservation. I have subsequently asked the GB Sports Council to provide me with its view of how its current functions and staffing might be re-aligned to take account of the Government's proposals. I shall then take final decisions on policy and the timing of implementation.