§ Mr. Gorrie
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what plans he has to ensure the continuation of professional athletics coaching in Scotland. 
§ Mr. Galbraith
The Scottish Sports Council is continuing to provide support to the Scottish Athletics Federation and has recently entered discussions with the Federation about its plans to introduce a new structure for 47W Scottish athletics from April 1998. These discussions will address a range of issues, including the provision of coaching.