HC Deb 07 December 1994 vol 251 c282W
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.